Fern Mandelbaum, GP

In addition to investing, Fern Mandelbaum, is an entrepreneur, coach, and teacher. She specializes in creating and growing technology focused businesses primarily in the consumer internet, mobile, media, and software space. Since 1998, Ms. Mandelbaum has worked with CEO’s helping them develop and refine their business concepts, recruit management teams, key advisors and board members, implement fund raising strategies and establish strategic alliances.

Ms Mandelbaum teaches Entrepreneurship from the Perspective of Women at Stanford Business School and is co-teaching the Accel Innovation Scholars Program in the Engineering School. She has been a mentor and advisor in the Mayfield Fellows Program, part of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, for ten years, and is an adviser to StartX, Stanford’s accelerator. She has lectured at Brown University and San Jose State, and Stanford’s Ignite, Exec Ed, and Continuing Studies programs.

She also works with companies including LinkedIn and RelateIQ on leadership, culture, and inclusiveness. She was co-founder and CEO of Skyline Products, one of the premier toy invention firms that was sold to IDEO. She has also worked at Metcal, Bain and Company, SRI International, Hewlett Packard and the Kyoto Shinyo Bank (in Kyoto, Japan).

Ms. Mandelbaum received her M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1988 and her B.A. in Economics from Brown University in 1984. Fern was raised in New York City, and now calls Palo Alto, California home. She enjoys competing in triathlons, participating in yoga, pilates and SoulCycle, and coaching youth sports. She is married, and has two children, Miles,15 and Skylar, 21.

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