Background and Philosophy

Robert Nicholson - Internet Entrepreneur

I spent the early part of my career in the corporate world, working for companies like Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems.  I learned strong financial, management, and people skills, as well as new technical skills.  I ultimately managed organizations of over 50 people and budgets of over $10 million.

Having obtained this extensive knowledge in the corporate world, I went on to start several businesses, and worked extensively with small-to-medium business clients. I’ve written and reviewed business plans, developed technical specifications for websites, apps, and software projects, managed offshore development teams, and personally developed hundreds of thousands of lines of custom software for Internet and desktop applications.  I’ve also served as a board member and officer for several California corporations.

Working with small businesses has taught me things I didn’t learn in the corporate world, like keeping a tight rein on spending, and staying flexible and nimble.

I offer my clients – especially small businesses and startups – my personal attention.  My goal is to be there with you, offering the benefits of my experience and knowledge, to help you grow and succeed.

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Current Positions

Lecturer, San Jose State University

I currently teach classes in the Computer Engineering and Data Science departments. I am also the Principle Investigator (PI) for a subcontract agreement between the San Jose State University Research Foundation and KBR, a primary NASA contractor, to hire student interns to work at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mt. View.

ED Treatment Information Center
Founder and President

Providing information and resources for men and couples affected by erectile dysfunction.
Technical Contributor and Business Advisor

Working to “productize” and license the Dog Breed Selector and Dog Breed Comparer programs and data.

Ratingz Inc – Co-founder, Corporate Secretary/Treasurer, VP of Operations

Ratingz operates a network of consumer “rating and review” websites.  Founded in 2005.

LunaGraphica Inc – Co-founder, Corporate Secretary/Treasurer, VP of Technology

LunaGraphica is a graphic design, web design, and Internet marketing firm.  Founded in 2004.

WYGK Publishing – Owner / Operator
WYGK publishes general interest and travel books and websites.


Key Previous Positions

Fatdoor Inc – Co-founder and Mobile Lead for a social UAV/Rover network.  See our pre-launch video on YouTube.

Consumer Bankruptcy Counseling – Co-founder and developer of a web-based bankruptcy counseling service.  At it’s peak, the site counseled 10% of the bankruptcy candidates in the United States.

Red Herring Communications – As VP of Engineering for RedHerring Online, led the development of core technologies for the, and websites.

InterSurvey – As VP of Engineering, led the development and deployment of the company’s core technologies. The InterSurvey system managed a panel of over 50,000 households who regularly participate in web-based surveys for consumer product companies.

Sun Microsystems – Senior Engineering Manager / Director for the ISP Hosting products, including the development of Solaris for ISPs, Sun WebServer, Sun Internet FTP, Sun Internet News Server, and related ISP products and technologies.

Silicon Graphics (SGI) – Managed the development, test and deployment of a commercial interactive television system for Cablevision of Long Island, and interactive games development for NTT in Tokyo.

Oracle Corporation – As Director of Multimedia Tools, I was responsible for the company’s multimedia tools strategy and development efforts.