Shona Brown Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 2

  • Portfolio
  • 2

Shona Brown General Information


Dr. Shona Brown serves as a Board Member at BridgeSpan. She serves as Chair of the Board & Member of Compensation and Leadership Development Committee at Atlassian. She also serves as Board Member at Pepsico. She also serves as a Googler Emeritus at Google. She also serves as Director at Nature Conservancy. She served as a Board Member of ClearStory Data and BetterWorks. As a member of Google's executive team since 2003, Dr. Brown's responsibilities as SVP, of Business Operations were to build both the People Operations and Business Operations groups. In 2011, she transitioned to a role leading all of Google's technology for social impact efforts. In January 2013, she became a Googler Emeritus and moved into an advisory role with the company. In addition to her ongoing role with Google, Dr. Brown currently serves in an advisory role with a small portfolio of technology start-ups. Prior to joining Google, she was a partner at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting company, where her focus was working with consumer technology companies on growth, innovation, and transformation. Dr. Brown is the author of Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos, which introduced a new strategic model for competing in volatile markets. She is a director of the following non-profit organizations: The Bridgespan Group, Code for America, and The Exploratorium. Dr. Brown has a bachelor's degree in computer systems engineering from Carleton University in Canada, an M.A. in economics and philosophy from Oxford University (which she attended as a Rhodes scholar), and a Ph.D. and a postdoctoral degree from Stanford University's Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • 535 Boylston Street
  • 10th Floor
  • Boston, MA 02116
  • United States
+1 (617) 000-0000

Shona Brown Investments (2)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Xperiel 11-Aug-2016 Early Stage VC 000 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000 00.0
BetterWorks 16-Dec-2013 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000 00.0

Shona Brown Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

Investments by Year

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Shona Brown Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Shona Brown Ph.D Angel Investor 0 0 Boston, MA

Shona Brown FAQs

  • Who is Shona Brown?

    Shona Brown is an angel Investor who has made 2 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Shona Brown?

    Shona Brown is an angel investor.

  • What does Shona Brown do?

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

  • How many board seats does Shona Brown hold?

    Shona Brown holds 2 board seats including Atlassian and BridgeSpan_DNU.

  • What has Shona Brown invested in?

    Shona Brown has made numerous investments in companies like Xperiel and BetterWorks within the Multimedia and Design Software and Business/Productivity Software industries.

  • What has Shona Brown invested in recently?

    Shona Brown's latest investment was on 11-Aug-2016 in Xperiel, a company within the Multimedia and Design Software industry.

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