Robert Griffin

Executive Director, McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship

As the Managing Partner for DVI Equity Partners, Bob Griffin is responsible for the companies technology investments and portfolio management. DVI Equity Partners was formed as a new venture capital entity in 2018. Under Bob’s leadership, DVI Equity Partners, LLC identifies and analyzes investment opportunities in early stage, emerging technology companies. Bob’s goal is to identify entrepreneurial companies with an emphasis on disruptive technologies. Bob has been a successful serial entrepreneur in the Software and Services industry for more than 35 years. Prior to joining Diamond Ventures, Bob most recently was the Chief Executive Officer for Ayasdi a Silicon Valley Start-up out of Stanford University. In Oct. of 2011 he facilitated the sale of his company, i2, to IBM where he remained as the General Manager for the Safer Planet and Smarter Cities brand until 2017. Bob conducted his undergraduate studies in Business Management at Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire. He is a distinguished alumnus of the Naval Post Graduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security’s Executive Leadership Program in Monterey, California