Robert E. Davoli

Robert E. Davoli

Managing Director


Bob joined Sigma Partners in 1995 and has over 30 years of experience in the high technology industry. His ability to identify and motivate innovative founding teams has been an essential ingredient of his investment success. Bob regularly leverages his deep operational experience and technology intellect to support the firm’s portfolio companies.


Prior to joining Sigma Partners, Bob was President & CEO of Epoch Systems, the leading vendor of client-server data management software . He sold the firm in 1993 to EMC for $141 million. Previously, he was the Founder, President and CEO of SQL Solutions, a leading purveyor of services and tools for the relational database market. Bob sold SQL Solutions to Sybase for stock eventually worth over $100 million. Bob served as an executive officer of Sybase for over two years. In recent years, Bob has appeared five times on the Forbes’ Midas list, a ranking of top venture capitalists. He also appeared on the cover of Business Week in a features story describing how VCs thrive through good and tough times. He is also an avid musician.


Bob has a B.A. in History from Ricker College and studied computer science at Northeastern University for two years.

Current Investments

Apriori   CallMiner   CarNow   CloudHealth   Deep IS   Exagrid   Interactions   Mobiquity   Nasuni   Paradigm4   Recyclebank   Tervela

Past Investments

Aprimo   Azuki   Cerulean   Dazel   eDOCS   Initiate   ISS   m-Qube   Octane   Rave   StorageNetworks   Tradex   Vignette   Virtusa   Vlingo