Robert Scoble

Startup Liaison for Rackspace

As Startup Liaison for Rackspace, the Open Cloud Computing Company, I travel the world looking for what's happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace's startup program. I have interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and report what I learns in books (The Age of Context, a book I coauthored with Forbes author Shel Israel, 2013), YouTube, and many social media sites where I'm followed by millions of people.


Time: One of the top 140 Twitterers!FT: One of the five most influential Twitterers!

I'm a geek who grew up in Silicon Valley (my dad was an engineer at Lockheed) and since 1985 I've been building online communities. In 2000 I started my technology blog,, and my life has been on a rocketship ever since. In 2003-2006 I worked at Microsoft as an evangelist and one of the five guys who started Microsoft's famous Channel9 video community.

I'm now working at Rackspace as Startup Liaison Officer (I go around the world to study and make media about world-changing startups). You'll also see my videos on but the best place to watch me now is on Google+, on Twitter or on my blog. Where I do my best work, though, is on Rackspace's Small Teams, Big Impact, site.

The real-time streaming web is changing my life faster than I can imagine, and lets me keep in touch with thousands of technology and business innovators all around the world.

I'm also the father of three sons, Patrick, 17, Milan, 4, and Ryan, 2. Lots of fun and they are all geeks in training too.

Anyway, visit some of my links to see more about me, especially my Wikipedia profile (I didn't edit any of it, that was done by people in the community) and feel free to drop me a line at anytime you need something or want to talk about being on one of my video shows.

Oh, and, yes, I do answer my own cell phone and I do include that number on the Internet for you to use: +1-425-205-1921 and have for several years. I live in Half Moon Bay near the Ritz and would love to meet up with geeks/entrepreneurs if you are in town and I'm available.

The camera equipment I use? On my YouTube channel I use a Canon 5D MKII camera (costs about $2,500) with a 17-40mm F4.0 Canon L Series lens (costs about $900) and a Rode Stereo microphone (costs about $300) along with a Manfrotto monopod (costs about $100).

On we use two Panasonic HVX-200 cameras which are more expensive but optimized for shooting video (the Canon also does still photos and is expensive).

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