Rob is the founder and Managing Partner of Elm Street Ventures. Mr. Bettigole has broad experience as an entrepreneur and as a venture capitalist. His venture capital experience was gained as a partner at Rothschild Inc. and Investor AB, where his investments included Maxim Integrated Products, Gensia Pharmaceuticals, and Microgenics Corporation. Subsequently, he helped found Surety Technologies, Inc., a spin out from Bellcore, and Alexion (NASDAQ: ALXN), with researchers from the Yale Medical School. Before founding Elm Street, Mr. Bettigole was president of a family business, which he successfully developed and sold. Mr. Bettigole has a BS in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University and an MPPM from the Yale School of Management, where he is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer and holds several U.S. and foreign patents.