Ellen Pao Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

  • Investments
  • 23

  • Portfolio
  • 12

  • Exits
  • 12


Ellen Pao General Information


Ms. Ellen Pao is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Project Include. She served as Board Member at Atipica. Ms. Pao also serves as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Kapor Center for Social Impact. Ms. Pao also served as Investment Partner at Kapor Capital. Previously she served as an Interim Chief Executive Officer at Reddit. He also served as the Business Development and Strategic Partnerships in reddit. She also served as a Board Member at Datameer. She joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2005. She also worked closely with KPCB China as a founding member of its investment committee. She was a director on the boards of Lehigh Technologies and Flipboard. Prior to KPCB, Ellen held various operating roles at BEA Systems, including head of business development for products, site manager for new mobile products, and lead for new engineering efforts in India. She also served in corporate development, leading strategic projects for the CEO and M&A transactions. Prior to BEA, Ellen focused on business development and closed technology licensing deals for Tellme Networks as one of its first 20 employees and for Microsoft's WebTV division. She also served as a consultant at MyCFO and at Danger Research, where she headed the Sidekick's first marketing requirements efforts. Before entering the tech field, Ellen was a corporate attorney for Cravath, Swaine & Moore in both its New York City and Hong Kong offices, working on deals across the Philippines, Singapore and Greater China. She provided guidance on high-yield debt offerings, M&A transactions, aircraft financings, and pro bono projects for Habitat for Humanity and Covenant House. Ellen holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and a certificate from the Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from Princeton University, a JD from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She also serves on the board of the Apollo Alliance and is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. She is also an Angel Investor. She serves as an Advisor at Range.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Ellen Pao Investments (23)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Dagger 30-Mar-2022 Early Stage VC 0000 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 00000 000 00
0000000 02-Mar-2022 0000 00000 00.000 Decision/Risk Analysis Generating Revenue 00000 000 00
0000000 07-Dec-2021 0000 00000 00.00 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue 00000 000 00
000000000 21-Dec-2020 0000 00000 00.00 Other Services (B2C Non-Financial) Generating Revenue 00000 000 00
0000000000 10-Dec-2020 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 000 00
00000 00000 22-May-2020 0000 00000 00000 Application Software Generating Revenue 00000 000 00
00000 21-Dec-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 000 00
0000000 10-Jun-2019 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 000 00
Kit (Social/Platform Software) 01-Dec-2016 Seed Round 00.00 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 00000 000 00
Flex (Personal Products) 06-Oct-2016 Seed Round 000 Personal Products Generating Revenue 00000 000 00
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Ellen Pao Exits (12)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Expectful 23-Jan-2023 Merger/Acquisition
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00000 27-Mar-2020 000000000000000000
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000000000 0000 14-May-2019 000000000000000000 00000
000000 (000000000 22-Jun-2018 0000000000
000 (0000000000000 05-Jun-2018 000000000000000000
000000 10-Dec-2017 000 00 00000000
Evertoon 03-Nov-2017 Merger/Acquisition
Apteligent 16-May-2017 Merger/Acquisition
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Ellen Pao Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Ellen Pao JD Angel Investor 00 0 San Francisco, CA
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Ellen Pao Co-Investors (91)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Sequoia Capital 2 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Y Combinator 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
General Catalyst 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Maveron 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Synetro Group 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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