Rob Stavis is a partner in Bessemer’s New York office primarily focused on financial services and investments in emerging software and hardware technologies.
He’s been actively investing for more than 15 years and currently serves on the board of directors for fintech companies such as Betterment, Knewton, Gerson Lehrman Group, and United Capital Financial Partners, along with education startups including 2U and BrightBytes. He was an early investor Skype (acquired by eBay), consumer web application Hunch (acquired by eBay), and mobile gaming company OMGPOP (acquired by Zynga).
Rob entered venture capital after a 15-year career at Salomon Smith Barney, where he was co-head of global arbitrage trading, a member of Salomon’s operating and risk-management committees and chaired the recruiting committee.
He earned his degrees in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and education from the Wharton School of Management.