As LinkedIn says, I am corporate development professional with over 15 years of experience growing and scaling companies offering emerging and high growth technologies.
Currently I invest in early stage VR/AR/AI start-ups and advise on strategy and product development, business modeling, marketing plans, fundraising and network connections. This includes mentoring at Boost VC, Women in XR Venture Fund, Women in VR/AR and others.
I am proud to be on the Board of ARVR Academy, a non-profit organization bringing AR/VR education and hardware to women and minorities and 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 AR, VR 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 through Virtual Reality Pop.
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. I learned the value of cross functional teamwork, strategic alignment, financial analysis, due diligence, project management and integration execution.
I am excited about continuing to build and support AR VR AI communities to create the future with spatial computing and machine learning technologies.
More information on LinkedIn.