Rory Eakin is COO and cofounder of CircleUp, an online platform for investing in early-stage, innovative consumer product and retail companies. Rory is an experienced investor and advisor, previously serving as director of investments at Humanity United, part of The Omidyar Group. Prior to the The Omidyar Group, Rory led impact investing initiatives that fostered small business growth in South Africa. Rory received his MBA from Stanford and public policy degree from Princeton, and a Master's degree in International Relations from the University of Cape Town. He holds Series 24, 63, and 82 licenses.