Tobias is an Ignition Venture Partner. He works on Ignition's infrastructure software investments. Martin represents Ignition as director on the boards of Cloudmark and IP Fabrics.
Prior to Ignition, Tobias spent more than 15 years in operating roles in technology companies, including four years at Loudeye Technologies and six years at Microsoft.
Tobias was the CEO of Loudeye Technologies Inc, which he founded in 1997 and took public in March of 2000. Through his leadership, the company grew to be one of the largest providers of audio and video enabling solutions for the Internet. Martin developed many strategic partnerships and customers including Microsoft, Real Networks, NBC, CBS, AOL, Universal, Sony, Warner Bros. and EMI.
Prior to founding Loudeye, Martin spent six years with Microsoft where he played a key role in the launch of Select 3.0 (the volume licensing program for corporations) and developed the company’s channel policies to allow electronic software distribution (ESD). He also led operational projects critical to Microsoft International’s worldwide expansion, particularly in Europe, Scandinavia and Australia.
Prior to his time at Microsoft, Martin was with Andersen Consulting (Accenture). Martin is an active investor in high tech companies and participates on a number of boards.