Our Team

Bryce Roberts
Managing Director

Cofounder of OATV. Occasional suspender of disbelief. Drinker of portfolio company Kool Aid.

Investor in 3D Robotics, Bit.ly, Bloom, Chartbeat, Codecademy, Cover, Devver, Fidelis, FitnessKeeper, Foursquare, Gamelayers, Get Satisfaction, Jirafe, OpenX, Parakey (acquired by Facebook), Path Intelligence, See.Me, SonicLiving, Strobe, Sweet Labs, TimeHop, and Wesabe.

Student of Philosophy at BYU.

Mark Jacobsen
Managing Director

Mark has advised companies and entrepreneurs for over 25 years. He loves working closely with entrepreneurs and helping them build their companies. Mark was a co-founder of O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures in 2005. Mark is currently a board member of a number of his portfolio companies.

Mark joined O'Reilly Media in 1995 and, as Executive VP for New Ventures and Business Development, managed its investment portfolio for nine years. Prior to joining O'Reilly Media, Mark was the Business Affairs Director at Colossal Pictures, an animation studio in San Francisco. Mark was also a partner at Mandel, Buder & Jacobsen, representing many small and medium size companies, and an associate at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. Mark holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from St. Olaf College.

Tim O'Reilly/
O'Reilly Media

Tim O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc. His original business plan was simply “interesting work for interesting people,” and that's worked out pretty well. O'Reilly Media delivers online learning, publishes books, runs conferences, urges companies to create more value than they capture, and tries to change the world by spreading and amplifying the knowledge of innovators.

Tim has a history of convening conversations that reshape the computer industry. In 1998, he organized the meeting where the term “open source software” was agreed on, and helped the business world understand its importance. In 2004, with the Web 2.0 Summit, he defined how “Web 2.0” represented not only the resurgence of the web after the dot com bust, but a new model for the computer industry, based on big data, collective intelligence, and the internet as a platform. In 2009, with his “Gov 2.0 Summit,” he framed a conversation about the modernization of government technology that has shaped policy and spawned initiatives at the Federal, State, and local level, and around the world. He has now turned his attention to implications of AI, the on-demand economy, and other technologies that are transforming the nature of work and the future shape of the business world.

In addition to his role at O'Reilly Media, Tim is a partner at early stage venture firm O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV) and on the boards of Maker Media (which was spun out from O'Reilly Media in 2012), Code for America, PeerJ, Civis Analytics, and PopVox.

Photo: Peter Adams/Faces of Open Source