Bob Creeden, Senior Partner

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Bob Creeden, Senior Partner, Derby Management Bob Creeden has more than 30 years of experience in commercializing new technologies, both as an entrepreneur and manager, as well as more than 20 years of experience as an early stage venture capitalist.

He served as Vice President of the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation, an early stage venture firm that funds technology-based companies in Massachusetts, and then as General Partner at Egan-Managed Capital, a $150 million dollar Boston-based venture fund.

In 2005, Bob established and implemented the Partners Innovation Fund at Partners HealthCare , the first in house venture fund of its kind in the country) in Boston. Earlier in his career, Bob gained strategic operating expertise as a COO/CFO with start-up ventures.

While serving in a leadership role on the boards of portfolio companies and developing strong relationships with co-investors from New England and across the country, Bob has reviewed more than 2,500 business plans and invested in more than 50 companies. His portfolio has included companies developing leading-edge technologies in software, telecommunications, life sciences, semiconductors, medical devices, manufacturing and advanced materials. He has extensive experience in putting together syndicates of investors, corporations and third parties to fund technology companies through investment, partnership, joint development and research agreements.

Most recently, Bob served as the founding Executive Director of the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network in North Carolina, where he led the organization in working with 30 companies raising more than $60 million in investments.

For our firm, Bob specializes in working with tech, consumer and healthcare startups in...

  • ...creating investable business plans
  • ...figuring out go-to-market strategies and tactics
  • ...reviewing product plans and timetables
  • ...designing and executing fundraising at the seed and Series levels


Bob holds an AB in Economics from Holy Cross College and an MBA from Suffolk University, and for six years was a member of the faculty in the Entrepreneurial Leadership Program of the Gordon Institute at Tufts University. He is a former member of the Advisory Board for the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and a former Chair of the WPI Venture Forum. He has served on the boards of, and as an advisor to entrepreneurial organizations in Massachusetts and North Carolina.