Rob Nail

Associate Founder & CEO


Rob is the CEO and Associate founder of Singularity University. When not cheerleading for the university, he is building new forums to catch and propel the amazing ideas and people that come out of it.

If he’s not doing that, he’s riding something, building something, starting something, funding something, or advising something.
Prior to Singularity, 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. He is also a co-founder of Alite Designs, is an active angel investor, and holds degrees in Mechanical, Materials Science and Manufacturing Engineering from UC Davis and Stanford University.

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