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Robert Bettigole

Managing Partner, Elm Street Ventures

Rob Bettigole is a Yale alum and the founder and Managing Partner of Elm Street Ventures, a seed and early stage venture capital firm in which Yale is the largest investor. Bettigole has broad experience as an entrepreneur and as a venture capitalist. Since the fund closed in 2006, ESV has invested in 16 companies in the fields of life sciences, software and sustainable technologies. Fourteen of the companies are either Yale related or located in the greater New Haven area. Bettigole serves on the board of P2 Science and AxioMx, among others. Before founding ESV, he was a cofounder of several startups and president of a family business, which he successfully developed and sold. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer and holds several U.S. and foreign patents. He is an Executive Fellow at the Yale School of Management and helps teach courses there in the entrepreneurship program.