Mr. Chad Packard serves as a General Partner at Pelion Venture Partners. He serves as Board Member at 33Across, Canopy (Tax Software) & Neighbor. He served as Board Member at 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. Chad invests in entrepreneurs who are hungry to change the way the world operates. Chad's experience and background helps both Pelion and our entrepreneurs to continually push boundaries. Chad has led our firm's Seed Stage investing efforts, which has led to interesting early deals like Neighbor, Rivet Health, and Steady MD. Chad is particularly interested in Vertical SaaS, AI/ML and Cybersecurity. During his tenure at Pelion, Chad has sourced, led, or co-led more than 25 investments including Divvy, Weave, and DataScience.com. Chad currently sits on 13 portfolio company boards including Canopy Tax, UNIFI, and Owlet. Chad is a member of the state bar association of California. Chad 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.