Born: November 27, 1965
Education: M.B.A., Harvard Business School, 1997; B.S. cum laude, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, 1988.
Career Path: Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, 1997-present, Project Manager, Planning Technologies Group, 1995-96, Project Manager, CA Ltd., 1991-93, Associate Consultant, Bain and Co., 1989-1991, Math teacher, Khayega, Kenya, 1988-89.
Family: Husband, Diego Fonstad; daughter, Karina (2 yrs. old); one on the way
Favorite Book: The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Currently Reading: The Real Story by Stephen Donaldson
Favorite Movie: The Matrix
Last Movie Seen: Best in Show
Favorite Web Site: Any of my portfolio companies’ sites.
Favorite Food: Waffling between frozen yogurt and burritos.
Favorite Travel Spot: Under the olive trees at The Alhambra in Granada, Spain.
Hobbies: Mountain biking, skiing, reading Green Eggs and Ham to my daughter.
Most Admired Historical Figure: Abraham Lincoln
Favorite Quote: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the World. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel unsure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. As we let our Light shine, we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same.
From Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural speech, 1994.
Investment Philosophy: Investing in talented technologists focused on building a great business.