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Rob Newman
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B. Eng (Hons.) Ph.D.

Rob Newman has established a unique track record as a successful Australian high technology entrepreneur in both Australia and Silicon Valley. Rob has twice founded and built businesses based on technology from Western Australian Universities and both times successfully entered overseas markets. These businesses combined have established market values of over $200M.

Rob started his entrepreneurial career early. As a Ph.D. student at the University of Western Australia he was the inventor and co-founder of QPSX Communications Pty Ltd which sold products to Telecommunication Carriers in Australia, Europe and the U.S. Rob was also the Founding CEO of Atmosphere Networks. The technology was developed at Curtin University and Rob established a company with US Venture Capital backing and ran it until it was acquired by Ditech Communications.

Rob is co-founder and executive director of Stone Ridge Ventures. Rob�s focus is on identifying disruptive technologies with global potential. Rob is also an active director on a number of high technologies companies including listed company nearmap Ltd.