Overview

Update
Primary Role
Managing Director @
Investments
18 Investments in 17 Companies
Gender:
Female
Location:
San Francisco
Social:

Person Details

Update

Ellen is Managing Director of Silicon Valley Connect, working with organizations and entrepreneurs on opportunities for “networked innovation.” Additionally, she actively manages a portfolio of roughly 50 startups either as an angel investor or advisory board member. Ellen spent much of the last decade working with LinkedIn, including having served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, head of Corporate & Business Development and member of the Executive Team, and her original role as Advisory Board member when the company was first founded.

Prior to LinkedIn, Ellen spent two years running a groundbreaking program at Stanford University, facilitating collaborationbetween industry partners, Silicon Valley, and the University research community by championing questions having to do with people, technology & innovation. Over her career, Ellen has held formal roles in venture capital (Softbank Venture Capital; NeoCarta Ventures; Draper Fisher Jurvetson), startups (WhoWhere, sold to Lycos; Softbook Press, sold to Gemstar; LinkedIn, LNKD), technology think tanks (Interval Research), large corporations (Apple Computer, AAPL; PriceWaterhouse Coopers), and universities (Harvard University; Stanford University).

Referred to as the "Most Connected Woman in Silicon Valley" by Fast Company, and named one of the "Most Connected Women in America" by Marie Claire, Ellen now focuses much of her time on the dynamics of social networks within “the enterprise”, social media and the consumer Internet, innovation ecosystems and supporting organizational models.

She has a BA from the University of Michigan, and MA/PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Stanford University.

Jobs (9)

Update
Current

Managing Director

2007 - Current   (over 9 years)
Past
Started
Ended
Title
Company
2004
2006
Director of MediaX
2000
2004
Managing Director
1998
1999
Vice President Corporate Development & Strategy
1997
1999
VP Corporate Development & Strategy
1996
1997
EA to Chief Administrative Officer
1991
1992
Special Assistant to Conference Chair, Intl AIDS Conference
1990
1991
Technology Core Consultant
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jan, 2016$8M / Series APersonal Investment
May, 2015$2.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2015$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2014$10M / Series APersonal Investment
Oct, 2014$450k / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2014$2M / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Sep, 2014$3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2014$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2014$10M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2014$1.6M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2014$13.2M / Series APersonal Investment
Apr, 2014$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2014$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2013$2.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2013$1.23M / VenturePersonal Investment
Feb, 2013$2.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2012$750k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2011$650k / SeedPersonal Investment

Education (3)

Update

Add Memberships

Add Images

Add Videos