Rob is an investor and advisor to 40+ startups in the technology, marketing, organic food, beverage, fashion and lifestyle spaces. Rob is also an investor and mentor at Boomtown, an AdTech and HealthTech startup accelerator, as well as SecureSet, a startup accelerator and coding school focused on Cyber Security. He is also a mentor at Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network.
Rob is currently co-creating “17Solutions”, a radical new social impact business accelerator. 17Solutions, in partnership with multinational corporations, NGOs, non-profits, governments and universities, will help launch startups that capitalize on new marketplace opportunities that scale solutions solving the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Rob also co-founded COMMON, a unique Social Venture launchpad and consultancy, which encourages start-ups and mid-stage companies to develop new enterprises addressing social issues and challenges, all under the aegis of a shared, collaborative brand.
He also co-founded FearLess, a strategic communications consultancy, that is igniting a movement for new capitalism among global enterprises. Later Fearless became Fearless Unlimited, the first social impact agency of its kind, in partnership with Disney and Univision.
From 2010 to 2015, Rob was also a Chief Advisor to Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, which he helped name, brand and re-position, as a global thought leadership and climate action organization.
Rob Schuham was a Founding Partner of Undercurrent where he consulted with global, complex corporations and nonprofits on far-reaching digital strategy and organizational transformation, helping them become more agile and responsive to a new 21st century landscape. His clients included GE, American Express, Estee Lauder, Ford, AB InBev, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Communities-in-Schools and many others. Rob sold Undercurrent in 2015.
Rob was also a founder and CEO of Action Marketing, a 20-yr old award-winning experiential and digital agency, concepting and executing what’s never been done before for brands such as adidas, Nike, Ford, Nissan, McLaren, Clif Bar, PepsiCo, Progressive Insurance, Dole, the NBA, Heineken, Moet Hennessy and many others. Rob sold Action Marketing to Toronto-based Match Marketing Group in 2012.