I’m Ellen DaSilva, I’m the founder of a stealth telehealth business.
Up until a few months ago, I was Head of Business Development at hims&hers, focusing on strategic partnerships and growing the business.
I started my career at Barclays Capital taking tech companies public. I knew quickly it wasn’t for me, but it helped me lay the groundwork for figuring out what I do love to do.
Then, I moved over to Twitter, where I got a chance to start the business operations team and work with some of the most talented people in the industry to help grow our business.
I also co-authored the book “Pitching & Closing: Everything You Need To Know About Business Development, Partnerships, and Making Deals that Matter”, with my friend Alex Taub. It’s a guidebook to business development and revenue-generating partnerships at tech startups.
Outside of my job as a founder, I’m also angel investing in consumer health and adjacent businesses, and enjoy advising companies in the category as well. I spend as much time as possible advancing the careers of women, which is an area about which I am deeply passionate.
My most rewarding job is as a parent - I have two young boys, Spencer and Theodore, and an exceptional husband who helps balance it all.
Ask me anything about entrepreneurship, health tech, consumer tech, strategic partnerships, growing a business, angel investing, consumer tech companies, business ops, or anything else!