Signature Leadership Series: Who is an Entrepreneur?

A conversation with Bobby Yazdani, Founder and Partner of Cota Capital with moderation by Mukesh Patel, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Director of the Collaborative for Tech Entrepreneurship & Commercialization (CTEC) at Rutgers Business School

08 Jul
Price: FREE


The Rutgers Business School Signature Leadership Series: Lessons of Resilience, Resourcefulness, Responsibility, and Reinvention features live virtual discussions with thought leaders and business leaders from across the industry spectrum. This complimentary monthly series will give you:

  • the opportunity to hear and learn from leadership experts
  • stories of their journey
  • lessons learned
  • insights

Join the conversation and get a glimpse into their everyday, real-life challenges and learn from their leadership playbooks.

Speaker: Bobby Yazdani, Founder and Partner of Cota Capital

Bobby YazdaniBobby Yazdani is a Founder and Partner of Cota Capital, a San Francisco-based investment firm with $1 billion+ in assets under management that is focused on modern enterprise technology companies. Cota has invested in more than 80 private and 30 public technology companies.

Before forming Cota Capital in 2014, this ranked angel investor spent 20+ years investing in technology companies both individually and, since 2006, through his family office, Signature Capital. In 1997, Bobby founded Saba Software which went public in 2000 and was recently acquired. At Saba, Bobby served as CEO from 1997-2002 and from 2003-2013. Prior to Saba, he served in various roles in product development at Oracle from 1988 to 1997.

Bobby’s first investment was to medical technology company Masimo, where, in addition to providing capital, he wrote software to enhance the accuracy of the company’s early neonatal pulse oximeters.

Bobby holds a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from UC-Berkeley.

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