J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1996
B.A., University of Virginia, 1993
Rob C. Masri '96 teaches the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic and co-teaches Legal Practice and the Startup Company: An Inside Look and Law and Finance of Venture Capital-Backed Firms. Masri is an attorney and entrepreneur with extensive legal and business experience. He started several businesses, including Cardagin Networks, Inc., a mobile marketing company that helps businesses build loyalty and customer rewards programs. Masri raised more than $5 million in financing for Cardagin and was featured in the Financial Times, Inc. Magazine and C-Net as a market leader and mobile loyalty pioneer.
Prior to founding Cardagin, Masri served as the Chief Development Officer for the University of Virginia Law School Foundation during the Law School’s $150 million capital campaign. Prior to joining the Law School Foundation, Masri was executive vice president of corporate development and general counsel of Multicity, Inc. and a corporate and securities attorney with Cooley LLP and Hunton & Williams LLP.
Masri maintains a solo law practice in Charlottesville, advising clients on a wide range of legal and financing issues. He has clients in gaming in Tanzania, in real estate development in the Dominican Republic and in the sports club and fitness industry in Ukraine.
Masri is also an advisor to two mobile technology companies: Moonlighting, a mobile marketplace designed to unlock local talent and connect people to peer-to-peer local services and Drunk Mode, a leader in social and mobile mapping.
Masri received a J.D. from the Law School in 1996 and is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship. He resides in Charlottesville with his wife Natalie and their three children Mira, Felix and Xavier.