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Robert Heard

Founder, Co-Managing Director

Robert Heard is Co-Managing Director and Founder of Development Capital Networks as well as Cimarron Capital Partners. Over the past 25 years, he has founded 3 funds of funds and one direct fund. In 1994, Robert formed Edge Development Capital, Inc., the predecessor to Cimarron, specializing in partnership investing.

Robert was a founding director of the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds (NASVF) and co-authored the National Governors' Association study, “The Experience of States with Seed and Venture Capital." He currently sits on the Advisory Committees of numerous private equity funds and is a member of the National Advisory Council of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer.

Robert earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and his MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He makes his home in Oklahoma City.

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