Rob Leclerc, PhD

Entrepreneur, scientist, and engineer. Rob is a leading expert on agtech with a PhD from Yale University.

Rob is a co-founder of AgFunder with over 15 years of qualitative and quantitative experience as a scientist and engineer. Rob is a Forbes contributor and has also been published in TechCrunch, Harvard Business Review, Financial Post, and twice in Nature journals (>400 citations across both publications). Rob has been invited to chair, speak, and keynote at dozens of global conferences on food & agriculture, technology, and fintech. In 2014, Forbes Magazine named Rob to their list of 'Up-And-Comers', and the White House has extended special invitations to White House sponsored events. He's a judge for the National Ag Innovation Prize, the Verizon's $6M IoT Award for 2015, and sits on the advisory committee of the Ag Innovation Showcase, the world's first and longest running AgTech conference. Rob has been interviewed by Bloomberg TV, CNBC (TV), Wall Street Journal, Forbes, LA Times, Entrepreneur, FastCompany, and Reuters. He has five degrees, spanning Philosophy, Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence & Virtual Robotics), and Computational Biology, including a PhD from Yale University.