Rob is the founder and the managing partner of Elm Street Ventures. He serves on the boards of P2 Science (where he is chairman) and SeeClickFix and is Elm Street’s observer on the boards of Arvinas and Device42. Previously, Rob was a board member of AxioMx, Occam Sciences, ShareGrove, and Retail Optimization Inc., and served as an observer on the boards of Affomix, BioRelix, and Metagenomix. Before founding ESV in 2006, Rob ran an infrastructure business and helped found several start-ups. Earlier in his career, he was a venture capitalist with Rothschild Inc. and Investor AB. He began his professional career as an electrical engineer, mainly working in software. Mr. Bettigole has a BS in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University and an MPPM from the Yale School of Management, where he is an Executive Fellow and helps teach courses on entrepreneurship. Rob has served on the Operating Board of the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute since its inception in 2007 and is on the Investment Committee of the YEI Innovation Fund, which Elm Street Ventures also manages. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer and holds several U.S. and foreign patents.