The Cowboy Team

Amanda Robson

Partner

Amanda (better known as “Robby”) loves working with passionate founders who have become experts in their space. She works with enterprise companies broadly, but focuses on innovations in software infrastructure across developer tools, data and analytics, and security.

She has a passion for open source companies and co-hosts the Open Source Startup Podcast where she’s interviewed 70+ open source founders on how they started, monetized, and scaled their companies. 

Before joining Cowboy, Robby was an early-stage investor at Norwest Venture Partners. There, she worked with a number of enterprise software companies including AI & robotics company 6 River Systems (acq. by Shopify), open source compliance management company Fossa, and Dremio building the open source data lakehouse. 

Robby is the proud founder of Modern Angels - a community and database of 200+ female and non-binary angel investors. She also co-leads the VC Champions program for All Raise, and co-chairs NextGen Partners, an organization that helps up-and-coming investors get the support and access they need to be successful. 

Like many Canadians, Amanda loves the outdoors! She also loves music (particularly live) and went to college at the Ivey Business School at Western University where her favorite activity was poking at business strategies and tech trends as Editor-in-Chief of the student business magazine the Ivey Business Review.

Robby was on the Forbes 2021 30 Under 30 list for Venture Capital and has been profiled by TechCrunch, Insider, and Canadian Business Magazine.

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What was the first concert you went to?

In true Canadian fashion, Avril Lavigne.

What are some unusual jobs you’ve had in the past?

Selling Epson printers at Canadian electronics store Future Shop. My earliest exposure to direct sales! 

What’s your favorite part of your job?

Working with super smart people across the Cowboy family who share deep-rooted values and have curiosity about how the world works.