Chelsea focuses on growth equity and buyout investments, with a specific emphasis on SaaS and Healthcare IT. She is currently on the boards of Avalara, Brightree, and Data Innovations, and is involved with Glassdoor and Marketo (IPO). Her earlier investments include Groupon (IPO), Guidewire (IPO) and RealPage (IPO).Prior to Battery, she was an Associate at the private equity firm Key Principal Partners.
Earlier in her career, Chelsea was a manager at Accenture, where she led technology and strategy projects. She has also held positions with Merrill Lynch Equity Research in Hong Kong, and with Classified Ventures, where she completed strategic planning and marketing projects as a Kauffman intern.
She received a BS with honors in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Board & Advisor Roles (5)Update
|Sep, 2016||Avalara||$96M / Private Equity||Battery Ventures|
|May, 2014||Avalara||$26.3M / Private Equity||Battery Ventures|
|Feb, 2014||Intacct||$30M / Series G (Lead)||Battery Ventures|
|Feb, 2014||Avalara||$30M / Private Equity (Lead)||Battery Ventures|
|Jun, 2012||Avalara||$20M / Venture (Lead)||Battery Ventures|
MBA, Finance, Strategy, Entrepreneurship2003
BS, Chemical Engineering1996
|Jul 27, 2016||Mercury News - New diversity report highlights progress in VC industry|
|Feb 22, 2016||Mass Device - ResMed to pay $800m for cloud-based software firm Brightree|
|May 7, 2015||CNet - Women venture capitalists say to hell with the status quo - CNET|
|Feb 19, 2015||Bloomberg - Kleiner Perkins Bias Trial Turns New Focus on Tech Gender Gap|
|Jan 21, 2015||Gigaom - Enterprise IT investor Dharmesh Thakker joins Battery Ventures|
|Jun 25, 2014||FinSMEs - WebPT Receives Investment from Battery Ventures|
|Feb 18, 2014||TechCrunch - Intacct Raises $45M To Bring Bean Counters To The Cloud|
|Feb 18, 2014||FinSMEs - Intacct Raises $45M in VC and Debt Financing|