Our Team

Bob Oster - Limited Partner
Mr. Oster started his career as a professional economist and corporate banker with Bank of America in 1967. He then moved on to positions in corporate finance with a number of Bay Area companies. In 1983, he joined Oracle Corporation as Vice President-Finance and Administration and was responsible for Oracle's initial public offering in 1986. Since 1987, he has been a private venture investor working with other private and institutional investors in all phases of the venture investing process from incubation and due diligence through building the management team and sale or initial public offering. Mr. Oster was a founding investor and special advisor to Informatica, Inc. (“INFA”), a provider of data integration software, as well as a founding investor and Director of Asurion Inc., a specialty insurance company, and Pacific Pulmonary Services, (now part of Teijin Holdings) an oxygen and medications company. Mr. Oster is currently a founding investor and Director of Carillon Partners, LLP, a private assisted living company; iNET Interactive, a private internet advertising company; and Wind River Environmental, a private roll-up in the non-hazardous liquid waste industry. He is also a special limited partner in Spring Ridge Ventures, a venture capital partnership focusing on health care. Mr. Oster is an Overseer and a member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Nominating Committee of The Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Mr. Oster received a BA in economics with honors from Occidental College in 1963 and an MA and Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1965 and 1967, respectively.