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This profile was last updated on 10/10/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Mr. Rob Glaser

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  • BS , Computer Science
    Yale University
  • BA , Economics
    Yale University
  • MA , Economics
    Yale University
  • B.S. , Computer Science
    Yale University
  • B.A. , Economics
    Yale University
  • M.A. , Economics
    Yale University
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Accel Partners | Worldwide | Home, 10 Oct 2014 [cached]
Rob Glaser
Rob Glaser
Rob Glaser
Rob is currently Chairman of RealNetworks, which he founded in 1994. In addition to his role as Chairman, Rob served as Real's CEO from February 1994 until January 2010, leading the company from scratch to over $500 million in revenue. In 1995, Real introduced the groundbreaking RealAudio which created the market for real-time streaming of audio. Over the succeeding 15 years, Real has continued to innovate in Internet digital entertainment. Real (Nasdaq: RNWK) was funded by Accel Partners in 1995 and went public in 1997. Prior to founding RealNetworks, Rob worked for Microsoft for 10 years in a number of executive positions, including Vice President of Multimedia and Consumer Systems. Before joining Microsoft, Rob founded his first company, Ivy Research, in 1981 to make games for the newly launched IBM PC. Rob has also been an early stage investor in several successful technology companies including TellMe, PlanetOut, and SmileBox. In addition to his commercial activities, Rob has been active in community and civic work. In 1993, Rob founded The Glaser Progress Foundation, focused on four program areas: Measuring Progress, Animal Advocacy, Independent Media, and Treatment and Prevention of Global HIV/AIDS. Rob has also served on several non-profit boards and committees, including his appointment by President Clinton to the Advisory Committee on Public Interest Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters. He currently serves on the Yale University Council, and is President of the RealNetworks Foundation. Rob lives in Seattle with his wife and their twins. Rob is a 1983 graduate of Yale University, with a BA and MA in Economics and a BS in Computer Science.
Testimonials | Calibre One, 10 Mar 2014 [cached]
Rob Glaser CEO of RealNetworks
Rob Glaser, CEO, RealNetworks
"We are delighted to have Atul ..., 8 April 2014 [cached]
"We are delighted to have Atul join Real and lead our games business into the future," said Rob Glaser, chairman and interim CEO of RealNetworks.
"I want to thank Scott for his many contributions to Real over the past 13 years," continued Glaser.
Hailed as the "Online Oscars" by ..., 16 April 2014 [cached]
Hailed as the "Online Oscars" by Time Magazine, The Webby Awards are determined by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization with a membership that includes musician David Bowie, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, Naked Chef Jamie Oliver, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, and fashion designer Max Azria.
Independent Sources » Blog Archive » So let’s get this right – We want to punish the wealth creators but let pro athletes and movie stars off scott free [cached]
Why not to believe Air America's bankruptcy denials: Let's look at the arguments for bankruptcy: Reports that Rob Glaser, the Real Networks founder who rescued the 2-year-old network from its first fina ...
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