Rob Leclerc is the CEO of AgFunder, a online investment marketplace that gives investors simple transparent access to investment opportunities in the $6.4 Trillion global agriculture industry. Rob has been published in the Harvard Business Review, Financial Post, and twice in Nature journals (188 citations across both publications). Rob is a frequent speaker and moderator at global conferences on agriculture, technology, and capital raising. In 2014, Forbes Magazine named Rob to their list of ‘Up-And-Comers’, and the White House and has identified him as an industry leader with special invitations to White House sponsored events. He is a judge for the National Ag Innovation Prize and sits on the advisory committee of the Ag Innovation Showcase, the world’s leading AgTech conference. Rob has been interviewed by a number of publications including Forbes, FastCompany, and Reuters. He has five degrees, spanning Philosophy, Computer Science, and Computational Evolutionary Biology, including a PhD from Yale University.