Rob Newman has established a unique track record as a successful Australian high technology entrepreneur in Australia and Silicon Valley. He has twice founded and built businesses based on Australian technology and both times successfully entered overseas markets. One of those companies, Atmosphere Networks, was established by Dr Newman with US Venture Capital backing of US$34M and he ran it until it was acquired for US$123M. Dr Newman is a venture capitalist and co-founder of Stone Ridge Ventures. He was previously an investment director of Foundation Capital.