MENTOR // Rob Nail’s Bio
Rob brings a unique entrepreneurial and globally-focused approach to growing a non-traditional university as a platform to create a future of abundance where technologies empower us to solve the global grand challenges. Prior to Singularity University, he co-founded Velocity11 in 1999, building automation equipment and robotics for cancer research and drug discovery. After being acquired by Agilent Technologies in 2007, he traded the CEO role for a General Manager role attempting to be a catalyst for change at a big company. He gave up in 2009 to go surfing and eventually find his true calling and biggest challenge yet with Singularity. He is also a co-founder and director of Alite Designs, is an active angel investor and advisor, and holds degrees in Mechanical, Materials Science and Manufacturing Engineering from UC Davis and Stanford.