Rob Stavis

Rob Stavis

Rob Stavis is a partner in Bessemer Venture Partner’s New York office. He focuses on investments in the financial services, education and emerging software and hardware technologies.

Rob has been actively investing in venture backed startups for 20 years and currently serves on the board of directors of several companies including 2U, Betterment, Gerson Lehrman Group, Knewton, Brightbytes and United Capital Financial Partners.

Some of Rob’s historical investments include Skype (acquired by eBay); SiteAdvisor (acquired by McAfee); Kroll Bond Ratings, Yodle (acquired by; debit-card provider PRE Solutions (acquired by Incomm); India based financial services provider Motilal Oswal (BSE:MOSL) and Bermuda based reinsurance company PXRE (NYSE:PXRE).

Rob entered venture capital after a 15-year career at Salomon Smith Barney, where he was co-head of global arbitrage trading and a member of the operating and risk-management committees.

Active in a number of not-for-profit initiatives, Rob serves on the Board of New Schools Venture Fund, WJCS, University of Pennsylvania and Crisis Text Line.