RJ COBALT
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“I wish I’d had that much talent and energy when I designed computers!”

— Steve Wozniak, cofounder, Apple 

 
 

b.1986

United States
of America

 

media contact

media@rjcobalt.com

 

Management

management@rjcobalt.com

The chairman and CEO of Cobalt Industries, RJ Cobalt is a force of nature. A multidisciplinary polymath, her unique combination of left and right-brained thinking has been a steady fixture in the technology and media industries for over 15 years, both as an inventor and a strategist. Her lifelong work as a technologist spans the conceptualization, design, engineering and deployment of some of the truly ground-breaking and awe-inspiring uses of new technologies of the past decade. She and her innovations have been the recipient of dozens of awards and commendations from esteemed organizations including Cannes Lions, Business Insider, BizBash, the CLIO Awards, the Stevie Awards and more.

RJ’s distinct perspective is highly sought after by everyone from CEOs of Fortune 100 companies to the world’s top musical artists to pioneers of today's most prestigious enterprises. Blue-chip brands from Pepsi, CHANEL, 20th Century Fox, Wimbledon, Google, Cisco, P&G, Legendary Pictures, Unilever, Jaguar and beyond trust her to solve their hardest innovation challenges. Medialets, a company she co-founded in 2008, was sold to WPP, the world’s largest marketing communications conglomerate. 

 

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Career Timeline

 
 

2018

Established strategic holding company for all RJ Cobalt business enterprises.

COBALT INDUSTRIES INC.

Founded next-generation emotion-driven operating system for future mobility.

COBALT OS INC.

 

2012

Founded pioneering biofeedback and emotion data firm responsible for dozens of world-first uses of real-time sensor and biometric data at scale.

Lightwave inc.

 

2011

Published first book, nonfiction title about the first 500 days of the Apple App Store. Published by Perseus Books Group.

Mobilize: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS FROM THE FRONT LINES OF THE MOBILE REVOLUTION

 

2008

Co-founded and scaled first venture-backed mobile analytics business. Investors included DFJ and Foundry Group. Sold to WPP, the world’s largest global marketing and communications services company.

MEDIALETS INC.

 

2006

Started first company at age 16.

INCHOATE INC.

 

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Art and Music

 
 

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English (native)
Spanish (native)
Farsi (native)
German (conversational)

INSTRUMENTS

Guitar
Bass
Keyboard
Voice

key cities

New York, NY, USA
San Francisco, CA, USA
Los Angeles, CA, USA
New Orleans, LA, USA
London, England, UK

Out of the corporate environment, RJ is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and universities including Harvard, SXSW, Slush, NYU and more. Her electrifying speeches leave audiences inspired about how they, too, can Invent the Future. 

She is a multilingual multi-instrumentalist. As a musician, she has performed at venues including The White House Correspondents Dinner, House of Blues, the X Prize Foundation, and the TED conference.

In her free time, she is an accomplished painter and designer of interactive art installations, with her work showcased both domestically and internationally, including at Art Basel Miami.

Follow her on all social platforms and channels at @rjcobalt.