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Buddy Arnheim is a founding partner at Lobby Capital. Over the past 25 years, Buddy has been building, funding, and advising early-stage technology companies. Prior to Lobby Capital, Buddy founded and ran the Perkins Coie’s Emerging Company and Venture Capital Practice, managed Orthogonal Ventures, an early-stage investment fund, and co-managed an opportunity venture investment fund, Hut8 Ventures. Buddy has backed a panoply of software companies over the last two decades, ranging from consumer-facing services like OpenTable, TicketsNow, Trulia, and Mystery Science, to fintech/insuretech platforms like Hippo Insurance and Lively HSA, to enterprise solutions like Cloudera and Box, to hardware and deep tech businesses like Skydio, R-Zero Systems, Level Home, and SpinLaunch.
As an operator, Buddy has been a leading innovator in the robotics, computer vision and aerospace domains. He was the co-founder of the solar-powered atmospheric satellite company, Titan Aerospace which was acquired by Google in 2014. In addition, he has been involved in the launch of dozens of ventures across the technology spectrum.
Buddy holds a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a JD from the University of Illinois where he teaches a course on entrepreneurship. He lives in Los Altos Hills with his wife, three daughters, two unruly Portuguese water dogs, and an ever-changing flock of chickens. When Buddy is not obsessing over entrepreneurship and the companies he supports, he can be found in the pool, the Pacific Ocean, or mountain trails.