Bill Robbins runs the show at Convergent Management, Inc., through which he keeps a look-out for interesting business and investment opportunities and operates a small, single-family office--without the private aircraft, yachts and lavish residences that can make managing real wealth such a bother.
Bill has more than 35 years of experience in the corporate and start-up world (pharma, biotech, medical devices and technology) and in seed-stage venture investing. As Founder and Managing Director of Convergent Ventures, LLC, and Convergent Investors, LLC, Bill (and colleagues), created, funded and directly managed start-up companies based on world-class science and technology from the California Institute of Technology and the University of California - Los Angeles. Bill has also engaged in technology sourcing and venture development in Israel, where he has ongoing professional and personal interests.
In addition, Bill has significant, hands-on entrepreneurial and operational experience in the outdoor products industry, inspired by his personal interests in cycling, winter sports and shooting.
Bill is a published non-fiction author and editor, having written two business books based on his experience as a seed-stage investor, and edits manuscripts for professional, academic, and special-interest books and journal articles in the sciences and other technical or scholarly subjects.