Mr. Chad Packard serves as Partner at Pelion Venture Partners. He also served as Board Observer at Strala He served as Board Member at 33Across. He serves as Board Observer at Shoptrue and Firefly. He also serves as a Board Member of Owlet Baby Care. He served as Board Member at Canopy (Tax Software) & Neighbor, Bellhop. He joined Pelion Venture Partners in 2008. He also serves as a Board Observer at Grow. Prior to Pelion, he was a Director of Cougar Capital, a venture fund managed by Brigham Young University. Now he has invested in some of our most exciting companies in Funds IV, V, and VI. He invests in entrepreneurs who are hungry to change the way the world operates. His experience and background help both Pelion and our entrepreneurs to continually push boundaries. He has led our firm's Seed Stage investing efforts, which has led to interesting early deals like Neighbor, Rivet Health, and Steady MD. He is particularly interested in Vertical SaaS, AI/ML, and Cybersecurity. During his tenure at Pelion, he has sourced, led, or co-led more than 25 investments including Divvy, Weave, and DataScience.com. He currently sits on 13 portfolio company boards including Canopy Tax, UNIFI, and Owlet. He is a member of the state bar association of California. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Brigham Young University, a J.D. from Santa Clara University, and an M.B.A. from Brigham Young University.