Ed Roberto has been an active entrepreneur and investor for the past 33 years. He is a limited partner in several venture capital funds in the United States. His angel investment activity is primarily focused in software technology startups. Ed enjoys mentoring company founders and executive teams, generally from the TechStars program and his local angel investments. His extensive operational background allows him to help the founders to refine operating plans, develop business models, and deliver compelling investment presentations.Numerous venture capital and private equity firms, including the Carlyle Group, Kayne-Anderson Capital Advisors, and Trencor SA, have recruited Ed as a consultant regarding their portfolio companies. Ed has worked with both early stage ($0-$20MM revenues) and mid-sized ($50-$250MM) companies. His work has encompassed turnaround and streamlining of operations, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property sales, upgrading management teams, developing partnerships and third party distribution channels, securing equity financing, and preparing companies for initial public offerings. Ed provides his expertise either as an active Board member, management consultant, or permanent executive officer.