Obituary: Bob Arnold

Seattle lost one of its most important citizens last month when angel investor and former banking executive Robert Arnold died at the age of 84 after a brief illness.  Mr. Arnold is said to have actively invested in 189 startup companies.

“Bob believed in investing in people first, and that allowed him to stand out from other investors,” said Todd Humphrey of Kobo.  “He believed in giving entrepreneurs a chance to prove themselves and that served him, and this community, so well.  He was a pillar of a man, and I will miss him, as will Seattle.”

In addition to his investments in early stage companies, Mr. Arnold was a leader in philanthropy.  He was an important contributor to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, The Seattle Art Museum, and Swedish Medical Center.

Read the full article at the source:  John Cook, Geekwire, March 25, 2013.