June 07, 2001
Wireless Software Firm BlueKite.com
Names New Pres & CEO
SAN FRANCISCO- BlueKite.com,
a developer of software for the delivery
of rich content to mobile computing
devices, announced the appointment
of Robin Abrams as president and CEO.
Most recently, Ms. Abrams served as
CEO at Ventro, a business e-commerce
marketplace. Ms. Abrams replaces founding
president and CEO, David Cox, who
will remain with the company as an
adviser to the executive team. Ms.
Abrams also joins as the sixth member
of the company's board, which includes
Chris Gibbons of the Texas Pacific
Group, Bill Hipp of 2M Invest, Craig
Jorgens of the Texas Pacific Group,
and Willa Seldon of Milepost Ventures.
In August of 2000, BlueKite.com closed
a $36 million Series C round of financing
led by new investor Texas Pacific
Group. New investors Credit Suisse
First Boston and Robertson Stephens
Bayview 2000 Fund, along with previous
investors Axiom Venture Partners,
JF Shea, Teknoinvest, and Viridian
Capital, also participated. To date,
the company has raised approximately
$48 million in three rounds of funding.