Rob has worked at Macquarie Capital, and Groupon. He studied Science/Law at UNSW where he was awarded the Scientia Scholarship for academic excellence. Previously Rob founded Deals Extra, Australia's largest deals directory. He loves traveling, and has been to 40 countries.
Startmate is a network of founders offering mentorship and seed financing to technical teams creating global Internet startups from Australia. Naval Ravikant, co-founder of AngelList, ranked Startmate alongside Y-Combinator and Techstars as one of the top five accelerators in the world. The Economist listed Startmate as one of the top accelerators in the world.
500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund with a network of startup programs headquartered in Silicon Valley with over $275M in committed capital across 4 main funds and 13 micro funds. They have invested in 1,600 technology startups all over the world since our inception in 2010. Team of 150 people based in 20 countries manage seed investments across 60 countries and speak over 25 languages.