Bill Robbins runs the show at Convergent Management, Inc., through which he advises entrepreneurs on business strategy, partnering and fundraising and keeps a look-out for interesting opportunities. Bill provides the kind of candid, experience-based input and feedback that entrepreneurs truly need, but that company directors and early investors are often reluctant to provide, due to the unspoken limitations of professional protocol and political correctness.
Bill has more than 35 years of experience in the corporate world (pharma, biotech, medtech), start-ups and seed-stage investing. As founder and Managing Director of Convergent Ventures, Bill (and colleagues), created, funded and directly managed four companies based on world-class science and technology from the California Institute of Technology and UCLA. Bill also has significant entrepreneurial and operational experience in the outdoor products industry, inspired by his personal interests in cycling and shooting.
Bill is a published non-fiction author and editor, having written two business books based on his experience as a seed-stage investor, and edited numerous professional, academic, and special-interest books and journal articles in the sciences and other technical or scholarly subjects.