Rob Coneybeer

Managing Director
Shasta Ventures

Speaker: Emerging Space- Is there a Path to Profitability?

Rob Coneybeer is currently a Managing Director at Shasta Ventures. Over the years Rob has supported more than 100 founders building lasting businesses that deliver breakout products and services. His current focus is on emerging platforms, which includes new opportunities in robotics, drones, virtual reality and space technologies. Before co-founding Shasta in 2004, Rob was a general partner at New Enterprise Associates. At Shasta Ventures, his investments include Nest (acquired by Google for $3.2 billion in 2014), Fetch Robotics, Accion Systems, Vector Launch Systems, Spire and Turo. Rob earned an MS in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia. He also holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was named a Palmer Scholar. In his spare time, Rob loves racing cars and earned his SCCA competition license in 2016. To date, he has raced at Laguna Seca, The Circuit of the Americas, Sebring, and Sears Point.