• Studied Economics and Philosophy at the University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Studied Business Management and Corporate Finance at University of California, Los Angeles

  • Investor and Board Member in Sunset Designs (Jiffy Stitchery)—a needlepoint kit company, later sold to British multinational consumer goods company Reckitt & Colman—growing the investment from $90,000 to approximately $14 million

  • Founder, Investor, Chairman of Paradise Bakery, ultimately sold to Panera Bread Company

  • Founder and Investor, Government Technology Services—helping government agencies acquire computer technologies, later acquired by UNICOM Global

  • Investor and Chairman of the Board, Communication Machinery Corp—third company in the world to create and sell Ethernet node processors, acquired by Rockwell International for approximately $50 million

  • Presented the United States Congressional Medal of Merit by Texas Congressman Dr. Ron Paul

  • Board Member, Santa Barbara Museum

    Executive Vice President, Santa Barbara Symphony

  • Investor, Chairman, CEO at Computer Motion—one of the first robotic surgery, high-tech medical device companies, later merged with Intuitive

    UCSB Board of Trustees since 1989 and has funded two chairs in mathematical, life, and physical sciences, and religious studies

  • Founder, Investor, Chairman of Metropolis Media—a media company helping former communist countries transition to capitalism

  • Awarded Knight of the Legion of Honor by French President Jacques Chirac for his work on robotic surgical technology

  • Computer Motion merged with Intuitive and became a worldwide leader in medical robotics on a 1/3 – 2/3 basis

  • Investor and board member, Intuitive Surgical (now Intuitive)

  • Investor, 2004 initial open market purchase of PCYC

    From 2004 to 2008, accumulated more than 30% of PCYC shares

  • Director, Pharmacyclics (PCYC)

  • Chairman and CEO, Pharmacyclics—a pharmaceutical company now part of AbbVie

  • Delivered the commencement address at UCSB

  • Investor, Pulse Biosciences

    Founder, Investor, and CEO of Duggan Investments—investing in the world’s next great innovations in the biosciences field


    Founder and CEO of Genius Inc.


  • Presented the Venky Narayanamurti (Harvard Business Professor) Entrepreneurial Leadership Award for demonstrated high-tech entrepreneurship in these areas:

    • Ethernet networking
    • Robotic surgery
    • Voice recognition OR
    • Drugs serving patients and physicians as true allies
    • Drug value efficacy +  duration  = trauma squared
  • Investor and Chairman of the Board, Pulse Biosciences—a bioelectric medicine company

  • Bob Duggan becomes investor in Summit Therapeutics

  • Bob becomes CEO of Summit Therapeutics and has operational authority

  • Built ‘Genius Bridge’ in Rural Costa Rica. Assumes accountability to educate the youth and all members of the Costa Rican community of Herradura

  • Genius Inc. publishes its first book, To Be a Genius!, showcasing the 24 characteristics that all geniuses have in common


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