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Rob is a Co-Founder and Partner at NextView Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital fund focused on ubiquitous computing. NextView has invested in over 50 companies, including Sunrise (acq. by Microsoft), TapCommerce (acq. by Twitter), GrabCAD (acq. by Stratasy), Dia&Co, Mealpass, and Bookbub. Rob focuses on consumer investments and end-user-focused business applications. Prior to founding NextView, Rob was at Spark Capital, a leading venture capital firm focused on the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. Rob also spent time at eBay as the Business Product Lead for "Finding," and he oversaw the launch of over 20 products that significantly enhanced eBay's search, browse, and merchandising capabilities. Previously, Rob was a consultant at The Parthenon Group, and he held product management roles at Fidelity Investments and BzzAgent. Rob was born in the Philippines and grew up in Hong Kong. He attended Duke University and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is also a founding board member of Highrock Church in Brookline, MA. He lives in Lexington, MA, with his wife and two daughters.