As LinkedIn says, have over 18 years of experience growing and scaling companies in emerging and high growth technologies.
Currently I am Managing Partner of the WXR Fund. We invest in early stage spatial computing and artificial intelligence companies with female leadership. I also advise startups on strategy and product development, business modeling, marketing plans, fundraising and network connections. This includes mentoring at Boost VC, Women in VR/AR and others.
I am honored to be on the Board of ARVR Academy, a non-profit organization bringing AR/VR education and hardware to women and minorities. I am also a board member of Maiden Voyage Productions’ World Wise Interactive- a start-up that creates AR/VR education experiences to promote global awareness.
It is an exciting time for Spatial Computing and AI. Technologies that enable mapping reality for augmentation by creators (AR Cloud) are particularly interesting, as are spatial audio and immersive music experiences closely. I’ve written about these topics and more in Convergence: How the World will be Painted with Data and Virtual Reality Pop.
Through speaking, I educated and promote awareness of the opportunities of spatial computing and AI including participating at SXSW, Augmented World Expo (AWE), the VRARA Global Summit, Mobile World Congress, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE), the Kapor Center and many more. I am an active member of the VR/AR Association AR Cloud and Enterprise committees and the CTA AR/VR Promotions Committee. I have also partnered Shasta Ventures on AR Kitchen events which bring together augmented reality investors and entrepreneurs.
My prior experience includes scaling the internet at Akamai Technologies working in M&A, divestitures, start-up accelerator and innovation programs, strategic partnerships, international expansion, profitability modeling, financial and product operations and engineering scale. I led integration and diligence analysis of 20 acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic partnerships with aggregate value exceeding $1.5B. Through those experiences I learned first hand the value of cross functional teamwork, strategic alignment, financial analysis, due diligence, project management and integration execution.
It’s an exciting time to help founders create the future with spatial computing and artificial intelligence.
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