Focus Dinner: Rob Newman, Stone Ridge Ventures & Nearmap

Date: Thursday 11 Apr 2019
Time: 6:30 - 10
Location: Perth, WA
Cost: TBA

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We are honoured to welcome Rob Newman Managing Partner at Stoneridge Partners and CEO of Nearmap as our special guest for the next Focus Dinner in Perth.

Rob Newman has been the CEO of Nearmap since October 2015, after having been a Non-Executive Director for almost 5 years. He has twice founded and built businesses based on Australian technology, both times successfully entering overseas markets. These businesses combined have established market values of over $200M.

Rob is a trained engineer but has spent his career in marketing, business development and general management in Information Technology focusing on communications. Rob also spent ten years of his career as a venture capitalist cofounding Stone Ridge Ventures, and was previously an investment director for Foundation Capital. As a venture capitalist, Rob has extensive experience in identifying and helping grow companies with significant commercial potential, especially those addressing overseas markets.

In the 1980’s, Rob was the inventor and co-founder of QPSX Communications Pty Ltd. After founding the company, Rob provided the technical leadership and product strategy. Rob was instrumental in establishing QPSX as a worldwide standard for Metropolitan Area Networks and the company successfully sold products to Telecommunication Carriers in Australia, Europe, Asia and the US.

Dr Newman has been recognised with a number of awards including the Bicentennial BHP Pursuit of Excellence Award (Youth Category) and Western Australian Young Achiever of the Year 1987.

We hope you can join us for an evening of indepth and lively conversation with Rob, in the company of other founders and investors from the Perth tech ecosystem. 


6:30pm – Drinks & Networking

7:00pm – Guests seated with round the table introductions

7:15pm – Conversation with Rob Newman begins, moderated by Bonnie Lin

9:00pm – Dinner concludes, networking

9:30pm – Guests depart

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