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Robert Adelson

Founder, Osage Partners

Bob founded Osage Partners in 1990 and has built a track record as a top-performing venture investor. Osage Partners includes two venture strategies, Osage Venture Partners, which invests in early stage enterprise software companies, and Osage University Partners, which invests in the technology spinouts of over 60 university partners. Bob is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he is a partner in a fourth generation family business. Prior to founding Osage, Bob clerked with the honorable Walter K. Stapleton, U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced corporate law. Bob is a graduate of The Yale Law School, where he was an editor of The Yale Law Journal, and of Yale College, from which he graduated summa cum laude. Bob is a trustee of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Health System and the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation. He is also a former President of the Board of Trustees of The Philadelphia School and a past member of The Yale Law School Fund.