Rob Barbara

Managing Partner, Build Ventures

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Atlantic

Stream: Prime

Rob Barbara is a Managing Partner at Build Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on emerging technology companies based in Atlantic Canada. Rob is an active participant in Build Ventures’ portfolio companies, providing important strategic advice along with funding. Build Ventures has $65 million under management and has invested in five Atlantic Canadian companies to date.

Rob brings two decades experience working in investment management and capital market roles to his work at Build Ventures. Most recently, he served in progressively senior roles at Burgundy Asset Management, a leading global investment management firm. While at Burgundy, he founded its sister company, Beaujolais Private Investment Management. When he left Burgundy in 2013 to join Build Ventures, Rob was a senior vice president responsible for private client business and a board director. Before joining Burgundy, Rob also worked at TD Securities in various capital markets roles.

He is also a successful startup entrepreneur, having co-founded the medical IT startup, eSalveo, which exited by acquisition in 2001.

Rob earned his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and his undergraduate and Masters degrees (Economics) from Queen’s University.