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Rob LaFave

Rob LaFave

CEO & Co-Founder at Forage

Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Industry
Internet
Current
  1. Forage, Inc.
Education
  1. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Websites
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Forage, Inc.

Forage, Inc.

CEO & Co-Founder

– Present

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Background

Summary

Rob is a tech geek, designer, foodie, entrepreneur, and urban farmer. He founded and sold one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Food Companies, Foodzie.com — an online marketplace for artisan foodcrafters. Rob is fascinated with the convergence of food and technology, and believes that huge changes are afoot in the food industry.

Rob has been named Inc Magazine's Top 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs, BusinessWeek's Best Young Tech Entrepreneur and Food & Wine Magazine's 40 Big Food Thinkers Under 40.

Experience

CEO & Co-Founder

Forage, Inc.
– Present (less than a year)San Francisco Bay Area

Skills

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Food
  • Start-ups
  • Social Networking
  • Retail
  • Business Development
  • Social Media
  • Venture Capital
  • SaaS
  • E-commerce
  • SEO
  • Digital Strategy
  • Angel Investing

Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

BA, Business, Communications

Activities and Societies: Member of VT Residential Leadership Community, a highly selective honors program devoted to preparing individuals to participate as citizen leaders.

Honors & Awards

• Inc. Magazine's Top 30 Under 30, 2009
• BusinessWeek's Best Young Tech Entrepreneur, 2009
• Food & Wine 40 Under 40, 2010

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