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B.C. to A.D.: The Dawn of The Age of Digital Learning — The GSV Virtual Summit Series

Claire Zau

Claire is a project manager at the GSV

  • September 3, 2020
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Claire is a project manager at the GSV Ventures and Summit team based in New York City. She graduated from Stanford University in 2019 and received her Master's from the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education in 2020. At Penn, Claire was a Venture Fellow at Red & Blue Ventures and interned at Penn's education accelerator Catalyst. She has previous work experience in tech (strategy and product) and finance (private equity and venture capital).

(Palo Alto) June 24, 2020 —

While the pace of layoffs might be

Intellispark, an education

Mujtaba Wani

Mujtaba is an investment associate at GSV

  • September 3, 2020
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Mujtaba is an investment associate at GSV Ventures. Prior to joining the firm, he spent three years with BlackRock's private equity group, where he helped invest in companies including Rivian, Morphe, Cotiviti, and Asurion. Mujtaba graduated from Yale University in 2017 with a B.A. in Humanities. At Yale, he co-led the Dwight Hall Socially Responsible Investment Fund and was a Fellow with the Life Worth Living Program.

(Palo Alto) June 24, 2020 —

While the pace of layoffs might be

Intellispark, an education

Sophie Hoffman

Sophie is an investment associate at GSV

  • September 3, 2020
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Sophie is an investment associate at GSV Ventures. Prior to joining the firm, she spent 4 years at Goldman Sachs building a team that helps source and syndicate all of the firm’s direct, private-market investment opportunities, primarily to institutionalized family offices. She graduated from Dartmouth College Phi Beta Kappa with a double major in economics and psychology. She has a passion for behavioral economics and loves thinking about how to weave the decision sciences into new businesses to help them gain traction. She grew up in Newton, Massachusetts with two brothers, a sister, and a Goldendoodle named Roxy.

(Palo Alto) June 24, 2020 —

While the pace of layoffs might be

Intellispark, an education

Amanda Porter

Amanda Porter is the Head of Talent at GSV

  • September 3, 2020
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Amanda Porter is the Head of Talent at GSV Ventures based in Chicago. She supports talent acquisition, performance management, and development across GSV Venture Funds and the GSV portfolio companies. Amanda previously led the cross-functional scaling of a higher-ed edtech startup, Packback, from a handful of team members to 80 employees. This is where her passion for intentionally building teams flourished and now she brings this focus to helping GSV portfolio companies with their talent strategy. Amanda is a competitive marathoner and relishes creating goals and processes for talent acquisition and management. Through hard work and determination, Amanda cultivated relationships with brands like Nike and lululemon. Amanda graduated from Lewis University where she ran on scholarship for cross country and track and holds a BA in Sports Management and a minor in Coaching.

(Palo Alto) June 24, 2020 —

While the pace of layoffs might be

Intellispark, an education

Thea Knobel

Thea Knobel is the Vice President of Platform

  • September 3, 2020
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Thea Knobel is the Vice President of Platform and Marketing at GSV Ventures. She is focused on the investor and startup community, brand strategy, strategic portfolio support for founders, and GSV backed initiatives like the ASU+GSV Summit. Thea has venture capital investment experience at 2 VC funds and the Techstars LA Accelerator. At Techstars Thea worked on the venture team for the LA Accelerator sourcing and evaluating startups. She also was a Marketing Associate in the program working with founders on designing their communications strategies. Thea is passionate about education. Starting in high school she cross-age tutored lower school students. During her masters she worked with underserved high school students on their college applications. Now she guest lectures at the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. Thea graduated with honors awarded to 1% of graduate students from USC Marshall School of Business with a M.S. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She also sits on the advisory board of ThinkNow, a technology-driven market research firm that provides multicultural insights. Thea is multilingual, a public speaker, and an avid world traveler.

(Palo Alto) June 24, 2020 —

While the pace of layoffs might be

Intellispark, an education

Jason Horne

Jason Horne is a Managing Director at GSV

  • March 18, 2020
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Jason Horne is a Managing Director at GSV Ventures based in New York City. Prior to GSV Ventures Jason led Corporate Development for London-based TES Global, then backed by TPG Capital. Jason also has 8+ years of investment banking experience across GSV Advisors and Deloitte Corporate Finance, where he advised on a wide range of transactions across the PreK-12, Higher Ed, and enterprise learning and talent continuum.

(Palo Alto) June 24, 2020 —

While the pace of layoffs might be

Intellispark, an education

Vignesh Rajendran

Vignesh Rajendran is an investment associate

  • November 25, 2019
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Vignesh Rajendran is an investment associate at GSV Ventures. Vignesh interned at GSV in summer 2018, prior to joining the GSV team full-time in August 2019. Vignesh is a 2019 graduate of Princeton University where he earned a BA in computer science and co-directed the Princeton Entrepreneurship club. Vignesh wrote his senior thesis on decentralized blockchain applications.  

(Palo Alto) June 24, 2020 —

While the pace of layoffs might be

Intellispark, an education

Tess Manning

Tess Manning is a Principal at GSV Ventures

  • November 25, 2019
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Tess Manning is a Principal at GSV Ventures based in San Francisco. Tess joined GSV in September 2019 after graduating from Stanford Graduate School of Business in spring 2019 where she was a Teaching Assistant for “Diverse Leadership in Education.” Her Stanford summer was spent at GSV portfolio company, Pluralsight. Prior to business school, Tess was a client success and top sales executive at Andela, another GSV portfolio company, and was also the head of talent at Timehop, a mobile app with 25mm users that displays a user’s historical social media content. Tess has a passion for dance and founded a 501(c)(3) that taught dance in New York City homeless shelters.

(Palo Alto) June 24, 2020 —

While the pace of layoffs might be

Intellispark, an education

Margaret (Molly) Row …

Molly Rowe is an investment associate at GSV

  • November 25, 2019
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Molly Rowe is an investment associate at GSV Ventures. Prior to joining the GSV team in July 2019, Molly worked as a summer associate at Keystone Capital, and has previous venture capital experience from her time as an MBA intern working for Connectivity Ventures Fund in New York. Molly completed her MBA in 2019 from NYU Stern, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from George Washington University in 2017 with a degree in Information Systems and Technology Management.  

(Palo Alto) June 24, 2020 —

While the pace of layoffs might be

Intellispark, an education

Dana Levin

Dana Levin is a project manager at GSV

  • November 25, 2019
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Dana Levin is a project manager at GSV Ventures. Prior to joining the GSV team in October 2019, Dana worked as a management consulting analyst at Accenture based in Chicago. While at Accenture, Dana worked with transformational technology implementations, managing multi-vendor environments to deliver predictive analytic capabilities, and has assisted with the configuration of eCommerce platforms for complex delivery networks. Dana has an interest in cutting edge technology and has experimented with extended reality devices slated for enterprise use to improve accuracy and worker safety. Dana has a background as a mechanical engineer, working with teachers and writing curriculum to improve science and engineering engagement in the classroom.  

(Palo Alto) June 24, 2020 —

While the pace of layoffs might be

Intellispark, an education

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