Robert J Adams, Jr
Rob Adams is the director of Texas Venture Labs and is an active investor, author and consultant. He runs the Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (formerly Moot Corp) and is the author of "If You Build It Will They Come?"
Adams is an active angel investor and is affiliated with numerous venture funds, several of which he started. Throughout his venture and operating career he has been a founding investor in more than 30 companies, including Waveset (sold to Sun, NASDAQ: SUNW), Newgistics, and Troux. He is a nationally recognized expert and speaker on entrepreneurship, company and product strategy, marketing and technology issues. He has been covered in Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, Money, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, on Bloomberg Radio, Public Television, and public radio's nationally syndicated "Marketplace" program.
Adams holds a B.S. in engineering from Purdue University, an MBA from Babson College's Olin School of Management, and a Ph.D. in Management from Capella University. He has taught at the MBA programs of The Acton School of Business, Babson College, University of Texas, and St. Edwards University.