Bob Davis is an American businessman and CEO of Lycos (Nasdaq: LCOS), one of the internet's first search engines and most visited web sites in the world until the company's $12.5B acquisition by Telefónica subsidiary Terra Networks in 2000. Prior to the acquisition, he served as the company's only President and CEO since its inception in 1995 and with just $2M in venture capital funding led Lycos to the fastest IPO in history in 1996 and then to membership in the Nasdaq 100. Lycos became one of the first profitable internet businesses in the world, beating earnings estimates for 19 consecutive quarters. As Lycos CEO, he led the company to acquire more than a dozen online companies, including early web success stories such as: Wired.com, HotBot, Tripod, WhoWhere, Quote.com, and Matchmaker. After the Telefónica acquisition, he then served as the CEO of Terra Lycos, the combined business formed through the merger. Terra Lycos, whose market capitalization exceeded $30B would eventually reach 100 million users and have operations in 37 countries.