Treehouse Capital LLC is a personal investment vehicle founded by Rob Majteles. Treehouse’s portfolio includes private and public technology companies, passive and active investments, and investment funds. Mr. Majteles often serves as an active and involved board member for the companies in Treehouse’s portfolio and is a venture partner with Oak Investment Partners, a venture capital firm, and is an advisory partner with Connective Capital, a hedge fund.
Mr. Majteles seeks to be invited into great opportunities to add value as a board member utilizing his experiences as a chief executive officer, where he succeeded twice in generating superior returns for his shareholders and failing once, and his experiences as an investor and as an active board member of public and private companies.
The primary focus for Mr. Majteles on the boards of companies in Treehouse’s portfolio is to embrace and extend the teams leading those companies as they work to scale strategy and operations. Mr. Majteles has extensive public board experience serving and chairing full boards as well as serving and chairing all board committees: Audit, compensation, and nominating and governance. He also has extensive private company board experience for both start-ups and later-stage companies, serving as both chairman of these boards as well as serving and chairing all relevant committees. In all cases, Mr. Majteles’ goal is to be an active and involved board member and to add value to the teams involved in any way possible. Mr. Majteles pursues board of director and fund advisory responsibilities primarily in order to create investment deal flow, insight, and investment opportunities for Treehouse, in addition to earning the appropriate “sweat economics” for taking on these responsibilities.
In addition, to Mr. Majteles’ entrepreneurial, investing and board activities, he has been a frequent guest speaker and lecturer at a variety of business and law schools and at a wide array of industry conferences. Mr. Majteles has also been an investment banker and a mergers & acquisitions attorney. Mr. Majteles received a law degree from Stanford University in 1989 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in 1986. He lives with his wife, Pamela, who is a writer, and their three children in the Bay Area of Northern California.
Mr. Majteles has served as an active and involved member of a variety of public and private company boards. These boards have included, among others, Greystripe, a venture backed rich media mobile ad network where Mr. Majteles served as chairman until the Company’s acquisition by ValueClick (NASDAQ: VCLK); Macrovision, now Rovi, where Mr. Majteles served and chaired a variety of board committees (NASDAQ: ROVI); a number of venture-backed startups and private companies; and a wide variety of micro- and small-cap public companies that first entered Mr. Majteles’ portfolio in the early 2000s, in the post dot.com implosion era. Mr. Majteles’ current portfolio of boards and companies can be found under Companies & Fund Advisory Partnerships.
Mr. Majteles was the chief executive officer of three technology companies, succeeding twice in generating superior investment returns for his shareholders and failing once. Mr. Majteles was the leader of executive teams that turned around CAMAX Systems, Inc (a privately-held developer of mechanical CAD/CAM software) and ULTRADATA Corporation (a publicly-traded developer of banking software) from near ruin and both companies were ultimately sold to great shareholder benefit to larger, strategic buyers. Mr. Majteles was also the chief executive officer of Citadon, Inc, a leading B2B company focused on the construction and heavy engineering marketplace.