Skip to main content Skip to secondary navigation
Page Content

Bob King

Bob King profile photo

Bob King is, with his wife Dottie, the co-founder of King Philanthropies. Bob received his BA in economics from Dartmouth College in 1957 and graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1960. Bob and Dottie together established their own investment management company, R. Eliot King & Associates. There, Bob developed a highly successful investment approach, identifying long-term investment opportunities by focusing on fundamental change forces at work in the world—political, social, economic, and technological. Bob subsequently founded Peninsula Capital and remains an active venture investor in domestic and international companies. Bob plays an active role at King Philanthropies as a board member. He is a past elder at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. Bob is a former alumni investment manager for the Stanford GSB Trust, a former trustee of the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, and a former board member of Village Enterprise Fund. Bob and Dottie live in Menlo Park, California, and Kennebunkport, Maine. They especially enjoy spending time with their three children and eight grandchildren.