Karen Francis Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 1

  • Exits
  • 1

Exits

Karen Francis General Information

Description

Ms. Karen Francis served as Executive Advisory Board Member at Kennet Partners. Ms. Francis was an Executive Chairman of AcademixDirect. She is a Board Member of Telenav. She served as Board Member at Metawave. She also served as Board Member at Quanergy. She has served as a director of AutoNation, Inc., the largest automotive retailer in the U.S., since February 2016. She served as Advisor at Lead Edge Capital. She previously served as a director of The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. from May 2014 to May 2017. She also serves as an Independent Director and Strategic Advisor to privately held technology companies. She served as CEO of AcademixDirect, Inc., an education technology company, from 2009 to 2014 and as Executive Chairman from 2009 to 2017. From 2004 to 2007, Ms. Francis was Chairman and CEO of Publicis & Hal Riney, based in San Francisco and part of the Publicis global advertising and marketing network. From 2001 to 2002, she served as Vice President of Ford Motor Company, where she was responsible for strategic technology investments including in-vehicle telematics, customer relationship management across all divisions, global vehicle export operations, and Ford Direct, the company's online sales initiative structured as a joint venture with Ford dealers. From 1996 to 2000, she held several positions with General Motors, including serving as General Manager of the Oldsmobile division overseeing sales, marketing, strategy and product development, as well as Regional Manager of Chevrolet's Rocky Mountain Region responsible for all dealer operations in eleven states. Ms. Francis holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College. She serves as Executive Advisory Board Member at Kennet Partners. She serves as Independent Director at Quanergy Systems

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • 433 Lakeside Drive
  • Sunnyvale, CA 94085
  • United States
+1 (408) 000-0000

Karen Francis Investments (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Sprig (Other Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure) 15-Apr-2015 00000 00000 0000 Other Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure Out of Business 00000 0000000

Karen Francis Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Sprig (Other Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure) 26-May-2017 000 00 00000000

Karen Francis Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

Investments by Year

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Karen Francis Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Karen Francis Angel Investor 0 0 Sunnyvale, CA

Karen Francis FAQs

  • Who is Karen Francis?

    Karen Francis is an angel Investor who has made 1 investment.

  • What kind of investor is Karen Francis?

    Karen Francis is an angel investor.

  • What does Karen Francis do?

    As an angel investor, Karen Francis invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • How many board seats does Karen Francis hold?

    Karen Francis holds a board seat in Mamapedia.

  • What has Karen Francis invested in?

    Karen Francis has invested in Sprig (Other Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure) within the Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure industry.

  • What has Karen Francis invested in recently?

    Karen Francis's latest investment was on 15-Apr-2015 in Sprig (Other Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure), a company within the Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure industry.

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