Mr. Robert Bibow
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)About Mr. Robert Bibow
Robert Bidwell Bibow serves as the CEO of PHiLOMAXCAP, a Senior Managing Director Partner at Parkway Venture Capital, and Managing Partner Emeritus and Shareholder in Alumni Ventures Group, the 3rd most active venture investment group in the United States and the 7th most active venture investor globally. Robert specializes in developing high-growth companies with a particular focus on sustainable energy, technology, emerging and disruptive innovations, and ventures that bridge financial opportunities, spanning Asia, Europe, and the United States. Robert is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor whose previous early and mid-stage personal and professional investments have resulted in over a dozen high-profile exits, and public offerings on major exchanges, including: Lyft (USD25 billion IPO), Qihoo 360 (USD62 billion IPO), Coursera (USD4.5 billion IPO), Didi Chuxing (USD77 billion IPO) Rong360 (USD3.5 billion IPO), Casper (USD575 million IPO), Accolade (USD1.2 billion IPO), Mobileye (USD15 billion acquisition by Intel) and Compass (USD7 billion IPO).
Robert has also been an early investor in private firms with significant venture capital commitments and value growth, including: Better Mortgage (USD4 billion current valuation), Impossible Foods (USD4 billion current valuation), Didi Chuxing (USD57.6 billion current valuation), Ola (USD6.5 billion current valuation), Dataminr (USD1.9 billion current valuation) and SenseTime (USD7 billion current valuation).
Before joining PHiLOMAXCAP as CEO, Robert was a Managing Partner and Chair of the Investment Committee of Fission Ventures at Alumni Ventures Group. Prior to that, Robert was Managing Director, Partner, and member of the Investment and Risk Committees of Hong Kong and Shanghai-based Sailing Capital, a venture capital fund with USD1.2 billion of assets under management.
Prior to Sailing Capital, Robert advised a series of ultra-high net worth individuals on venture capital and private equity investments, including very early investors in: Skype, Mail.ru and the precursor firm to Virgin Media. Robert also served as Partner and Global Head of Direct Co-Investments for Atlantic-Pacific Capital in London.
Prior to working in venture capital and private equity, Robert served as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs, UBS, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank. As an investment banker Robert worked globally, living extensively in: New York, London, Zurich, Beijing, and Hong Kong. He worked as an advisor on M&A, debt, hybrid and equity transactions with an aggregate value of approximately USD100 billion. Among these were, the acquisition and financing of RJR Nabisco by KKR, which to this day remains one of the largest leveraged buyouts ever completed, the demutualisation of Prudential Financial, one of the largest demutualisations in U.S. history, and the IPO for China Life, China's largest life insurance company.
Robert has lived in: Canada, China, France, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College and speaks four languages.