Robert Shapiro Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Investments
  • 1
  • Exits
  • 1

Robert Shapiro General Information


Mr. Robert Shapiro serves as a Board Member at Elevance Renewable Sciences. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director at Sandbox Industries. He was formerly Chairman and CEO of Monsanto Company. Upon the merger of Monsanto with Pharmacia & Upjohn, he served as Chairman of the newly-formed Pharmacia Corporation. Previously, Bob was President of Monsanto's Agriculture Group, Chairman and CEO of The NutraSweet Company (a subsidiary of Monsanto) and President of the NutraSweet Group of G.D.Searle & Co., where he previously served as Vice President and General Counsel. Before joining Searle, Bob was Vice President and General Counsel of General Instrument Corporation. Prior to this, he practised law in New York City; served in government as Special Assistant to the General Counsel and later to the Undersecretary of the U.S Department of Transportation; and as a professor of law at Northeastern University in Boston and the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Bob has served on the boards of the New York Stock Exchange (later NYSE Euronext), Citigroup, Inc., Rockwell International, Silicon Graphics, Inc. and Sequus Pharmaceuticals and also as a trustee of Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis) and Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago). He currently serves as a director of Theranos, Inc., Sapphire Energy, Inc., Intrexon, Agraquest. He has also served on the President's Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and on the White House Domestic Policy Review of Industrial Innovation. Bob represents Cultivian on the board of directors of Advanced Animal Diagnostics. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Bob is a 1959 graduate of Harvard College and holds a JD from Columbia University School of Law. He serves as Co-Chairman at Advanced Animal Diagnostics.

Contact Information

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 1000 West Fulton Market
  • Suite 213
  • Chicago, IL 60607
  • United States
+1 (312) 000-0000

Robert Shapiro Investments (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
0000000 10-Mar-2011 00000 (00000 Social/Platform Software Out of Business 000000 0000000 00
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Robert Shapiro Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
0000000 01-Jul-2019 000 00 00000000
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Robert Shapiro Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Robert Shapiro JD Angel Investor 0 0 0 Chicago, IL
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