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Bob Borchers joins Opus Capital as general partner

Early-stage venture capital firm Opus Capital has named Bob Borchers as a general partner.

Early-stage venture capital firm Opus Capital has named Bob Borchers as a general partner.

Borchers comes to Opus from Apple, where he served as senior director of worldwide product marketing for the iPhone.

At Opus Borchers is focused on investments in mobile applications and services as well as adjacent opportunities in both hardware and software.

As part of the original iPhone team, Borchers was instrumental in the development, launch and global expansion of the iPhone, iPhone OS, App Store and the recent launch of the iPhone 3GS.

‘The iPhone not only reinvented the mobile phone, it has created myriad new markets for applications and services,’ says Borchers. ‘I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs in accelerating the growth of these new markets as well as other emerging technology markets.’

Prior to Apple, Borchers was vice president of marketing at FusionOne, which creates and markets mobility solutions. Borchers also spent six years at Nokia where he co-founded and served as vice president of sales and marketing for the Vertu business unit.

‘Bob is a tremendous addition to our investment team, bringing deep experience in mobile technologies and consumer markets,’ says Carl Showalter, general partner, Opus Capital.

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