Rob Coneybeer is a founder of Shasta Ventures and a 22-year veteran of the Silicon Valley venture capital industry. At Shasta Ventures, Rob focuses on investing in emerging platforms – Robotics, Space, the Connected Home, and AR/VR. His investments include Nest (acquired by Google), Fetch Robotics, Doctor on Demand, Turo, and Vector Space Systems.
Early in his career, Rob served as an engineer in the Astro Space division of Martin Marietta, where he helped build the first A2100 satellite, a platform which is still in production today at Lockheed. Rob earned an MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia. He also holds an MBA degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was named a Palmer Scholar.
Rob is a regular co-host on LaunchPad, a live broadcast on SiriusXM satellite radio airing Wednesdays at 7 pm ET. Produced by Wharton’s Business Radio, the call-in show provides insights and first-hand accounts from founders, VCs, and serial entrepreneurs on topics ranging from how to develop an idea and raise capital to figuring out the exit strategy.1