Rob is a co founder of AgFunder with over 15 years of qualitative and quantitative experience as a scientist and engineer and over four years of experience in global agriculture. Rob has been published in TechCrunch Harvard Business Review Financial Post and twice in Nature journals (240 citations across both publications). Rob has been invited to chair speak and keynote at dozens of global conferences on food & agriculture technology and fintech. He is a judge for the National Ag Innovation Prize and sits on the advisory committee of the Ag Innovation Showcase the world's leading AgTech conference. In 2014 Forbes Magazine named Rob to their list of 'Up And Comers. Rob has been interviewed by CNBC Forbes LA Times Entrepreneur FastCompany and Reuters. Rob holds a BA BSc and MSc from the University of Calgary and a PhD from Yale University.