Ken Barth, Partner

Ken is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and run numerous software companies. He helped to found and build Micromuse, Inc from a startup to a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: MUSE).  Subsequently, he was CEO of Tek-Tools, an IT resource management software company. Tek-Tools' Java Integrated Development product was acquired by Allaire (NASDAQ: ALLR) in 2000. Tek-Tools' IT Infrastructure Monitoring and Reporting Suite was acquired by Solar Winds (NYSE:SWI) in 2010.

Ken is a contributor to the Dallas Independent School District's “Leadership DISD” program and Dallas Kid’s First, a PAC that helps to identify and elect strong School Board Trustee’s. Ken also serve on the board of Educational First Steps (EFS), working to improve the quality of early childhood education for economically disadvantaged children.

Ken also has a strong interest in stimulating investigative journalism and works closely with the Columbia School of Journalism to launch their digital on line investigative news outlet that focuses on the boroughs of New York--


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Robert Belau, Partner

Robert has worked for 30 years as an executive and investor in technology companies. In 1995, Robert co-founded and was President of Predictive Systems, a global network technology services company that he helped grow from inception to a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: PRDS). More recently, Robert managed the growth equity fund for Bulger Partners, a technology focused merchant bank.

Robert is an avid music and film enthusiast. He is a member of the Arts Committee of City Parks Foundation supporting NYC's Summerstage and live music festivals across all New York City parks.

Robert was also Executive Producer of the feature documentary, MAGIC TRIP, ( about Ken Kesey's fabled trip in the bus "Further" to the 1964 NYC World's Fair.