Rachel Pike joined Draper Fisher Jurvetson in 2010 and invests in enterprise, biology, and consumer internet companies. Prior to joining DFJ, Rachel completed her Ph.D. in atmospheric chemistry and computer modeling at the University of Cambridge. During her time there, Rachel served as President of the Gates Scholars, worked on a field campaign in Malaysia, and delivered TED and TEDx talks on climate, technology, and innovation.
Previously, Rachel earned a B.A. in chemistry and a minor in African studies at Northwestern University. As an undergraduate, Rachel was a co-founder of Fusion Dance Company. She spent a year in Tanzania, where she studied at the University of Dar es Salaam and gained experience working on a Bus Rapid Transit planning project as an assistant consultant.
|Mar 12, 2013||Xconomy - Spiral Genetics, Maker of Software for the Genome, Gets $3M from DFJ|
|Mar 12, 2013||Venture Beat - DFJ funds new tech to push DNA testing closer to mass adoption|
|Feb 16, 2012||Tech Zulu - TechZulu • Women 2.0 Conference 2012|
|Nov 5, 2010||TechCrunch - Women 2.0 CEO On 2010 Competition Winners: They're Not Like Facebook (In A Good Way)|
|Oct 28, 2010||Gigaom - PITCH Night on Nov. 4 in San Francisco for Startuppers|
|Feb 12, 2010||Mashable - Friday Poll: TED Attendees Talk Top Technology Trends|