Robert Bingham is a serial entrepreneur. After his first effort – a short‐lived sports‐publishing startup called Spectator Sports Communications – he successfully founded SimpleNet, a company with a simple model: provide low‐cost web hosting to the world. With customers in more than 100 countries, SimpleNet helped pioneer the web‐hosting industry. Three years later, the company was acquired by Broadcast.com, which then merged with Yahoo! Bingham quickly became and has stayed an angel investor, focusing on early‐stage Internet ventures in the greater San Diego area. He has served as a board member for multiple startups, including Miva, RealAge.com, Everyone Counts, HookIt.com, Copper Recovery, ShowUhow.com, HipGeo.com, and others. In addition, he is actively involved with San Diego Social Venture Partners, The San Diego Foundation, Junior Achievement, and the Challenged Athlete Foundation. He’s also a partner in a small family startup: Bingham Wine Merchants.