Dr. Robert M. Brill

Founding Managing Partner, Newlight Management
Dr. Brill was previously a General Partner of PolyVentures, venture capital funds whose principal investment focus was on early stage investments in technology companies. Before joining PolyVentures, Dr. Brill was a successful turn around CEO at two technology companies, Algorex Corporation and Sipex Corporation. Previously, Dr. Brill served as General Manager of Harris Corporation’s CMOS Semiconductor Division, where he was responsible for launching the world’s first two commercial 16-bit CMOS microprocessors. From 1972 to 1980 he was employed by the IBM Corporation where he held various positions in engineering and management. Dr. Brill is a member of the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame and was a founding member of the Technical Advisory Board of the Semiconductor Research Corporation. Dr. Brill holds a Ph.D in Physics from Brown University and a B.A. and a B.S. in Engineering Physics from Lehigh University, both with honors. Dr. Brill holds multiple patents and invention disclosures.