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 AMEE, Betabrand, CollabNet, Fastly, LocalDirt, O’Reilly Media, LearnZillion, OpenSignal, Path Intelligence and SeeClickFix, and is a board observer of Chumby Industries.

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, thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. The company also publishes online through the O’Reilly Network and hosts conferences on technology topics. Tim is an activist for open source, open standards, and sensible intellectual property laws.

O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development - homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.