Fern Mandelbaum is a Partner with Monitor Ventures. Fern is an accomplished entrepreneur and CEO who specializes in creating and growing technology focused businesses.
She has worked with CEOs helping them develop and refine their business concepts, recruit management teams, key advisors and board members, implement fund raising strategies and establish strategic alliances. Her portfolio includes: New Vine Logistics, Case Central, Informative, NapaStyle, WetFeet, and LiveAdvice (merged with Keen). Fern was co-founder and CEO of Skyline Products. Under her leadership, Skyline achieved annual growth in excess of 200% and was successfully sold to IDEO Product Development. Prior to co-founding Skyline, Fern worked at SRI International, HP, the Kyoto Bank and Bain and Company.
Fern received her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and her BA in Economics from Brown University.
Board & Advisor Roles (3)Update
|Sep, 2016||Guild Education||$8.5M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2016||Tinkergarten||$1.2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2015||Guild Education||$2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2009||Greystripe||$5.5M / Series C (Lead)||Monitor Ventures|
|Oct, 2008||QUALIA||$1.55M / Series A||Monitor Ventures|
|May, 2007||Greystripe||$8.9M / Series B||Monitor Ventures|
|Oct, 2006||Greystripe||$1.2M / Series A||Monitor Ventures|
|Mar, 2006||LimeLife||$10M / Series B||Monitor Ventures|
|Aug, 2005||LimeLife||$5M / Series A||Monitor Ventures|
|Sep 15, 2016||Business Wire - Media Advisory: Stanford Graduate School of Business Hosts Inaugural “Future of Innovation: a Peek Inside Stanford GSB’s Crystal Ball” Event on Sept. 16|
|Sep 9, 2016||Business Wire - Media Advisory: Stanford Graduate School of Business Hosts Inaugural “Future of Innovation: a Peak Inside Stanford GSB’s Crystal Ball” Event on Sept. 16|
|Mar 18, 2016||PE HUB - Omidyar Network leads $1.6 mln seed round for Tinkergarten|
|Jan 20, 2015||Fast Company - What Male Stanford B-School Students Learned When They Took A Female Entrepreneurship Class|
|Jan 13, 2015||Fast Company - 6 Women Entrepreneurs Share How They Raised VC Funds|
|Apr 24, 2008||TechCrunch - Buzzd Secures Series A Funding|