|Paul Bartlett, Venture Partner
Paul Bartlett is a venture partner of Rho Ventures. Through
first-hand experience, he understands the operational and strategic
challenges management teams face when building companies through
different growth phases and economic cycles. At the same time, Paul
understands the isolation CEOs can feel and tries to play the role of
partner and advocate as opposed to that of critic or cynic. His
experience has given him a solid understanding of attractive market
dynamics and opportunities that support big, valuable businesses.
Paul joined Rho in 2007 and focuses on investments in software and new
media. Prior to Rho, he was an executive-in-residence at New Enterprise
Associates and managing director at One Equity Partners, the private
equity arm of JP Morgan Bank. He has also worked with Sprout Venture
Capital Group, where he spent seven years and left as a general
partner. Previously, he spent eight years in operating positions as
either CEO or COO for three public companies (Critical Path, Hall
Kinion and Quintus), one of which he took public.
Paul's interests include Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business models,
traditional IT data and security products, online marketing and
ad-driven businesses as well as other emerging new media opportunities.
He received an M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of
Business and an undergraduate degree from Princeton University. He has
an ongoing interest in supporting educational organizations and has
served for the last 10 years as a trustee to the American University in