Office Hours: I'm COO at Rival & an early stage investor. I’m here to talk building companies, operating & investing, & leading with purposeFeatured
Hi Elpha! I’m the COO of Rival, a SaaS technology platform for the biggest live events in sports and music, backed by a16z and Upfront Ventures. I’m also an investor at Jane VC, an early stage fund that invests in visionary female-led startups (we invested in Elpha!).Before Rival, I was a business development exec at Uber leading strategic partnerships, building high performing teams and driving cultural transformation during a critical time. My tech experience spans early stage to hypergrowth. I led commerce and product biz dev at Twitter, and prior to that wore all the hats building two mobility and energy tech startups. I have a long standing passion for pioneering tech startups but I’ve always been more interested in people than tech - how to create happy, resilient, purpose-led teams and organizations. I have an MBA from Stanford and a BS from UC Berkeley, and I started my career in politics.Ask me anything about building a career in tech, venture backed start-ups, investing, surviving hypergrowth, balancing family life and work, or something else!