Rob is the cofounder of AgFunder, an online venture capital platform investing in agtech and foodtech. Rob is a Forbes contributor and has also been published in TechCrunch, Harvard Business Review, Financial Post, and twice in Nature journals. Rob has been invited to chair, speak, and keynote at dozens of global conferences on food & agriculture, technology, and finntech. In 2014, Forbes Magazine named Rob to their list of 'Up-And-Comers', and the White House has extended special invitations to White House sponsored events. He is a judge for the National Ag Innovation Prize, the Verizon's $6M IoT Award for 2015, and sits on the advisory committee of the Ag Innovation Showcase, the world's first and longest running AgTech conference. Rob has been interviewed by Bloomberg TV, CNBC (TV), Forbes, LA Times, Entrepreneur, FastCompany, and Reuters. He has five degrees, spanning Philosophy, Computer Science, and Computational Biology, including a PhD from Yale University.