Rob is a co-founder and Partner at NextView Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm that champions founders that are using technology to redesign the largest categories of the everyday economy, including transportation, food, housing, apparel, money, health, and entertainment. NextView has invested in over 60 companies at the earliest stages, including Sunrise (acq. by Microsoft), TapCommerce (acq. by Twitter), GrabCAD (acq. by Stratsys), RentJuice (acq. by Zillow), Dia &Co, ThredUp, Mealpal, and many others.
Prior to co-founding NextView, Rob was at Spark Capital, a leading venture capital firm focused on the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. Before joining Spark Capital, Rob worked at Ebay as the Business Product Lead for "Finding”, in which he oversaw the launch of various products that significantly enhanced Ebay's search, browse, and merchandising capabilities.
Previously, Rob was a consultant at The Parthenon Group, held product management roles at Fidelity Investments and BzzAgent, and helped to found Letslink.jp, one of the first social networking sites outside of the United States. Rob is a frequent speaker and writer on entrepreneurship and product management and currently serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Harvard Business School.
Rob attended Duke University and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He was also a founding board member of Highrock Church in Brookline, MA. He lives in Lexington, MA with his wife and 2 daughters.
He will be live on May 23 starting at 930 AM PT for one and a half hours during which he will answer as any questions as possible.
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