Fern Mandelbaum Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 15

  • Portfolio
  • 5

  • Exits
  • 10


Fern Mandelbaum General Information


Ms. Fern Mandelbaum is a Co-Founder who serves as a Managing Member & Partner at Vista Venture Partners. She also serves as Managing Director, Venture Investing at Emerson Collective. She serves as a Board Member at Midi Health, Syndio, and Planet FWD. She also served as a Partner at Monitor Ventures. She serves as an Advisor at Sparta Science & HelloAva. In addition to investing, she is an entrepreneur, coach, and teacher. She specializes in creating and growing technology-focused businesses primarily in the consumer internet, mobile, media, and software space. Since 1998, she has worked with CEOs helping them develop and refine their business concepts, recruit management teams, key advisors, and board members, implement fundraising strategies, and establish strategic alliances. She teaches Entrepreneurship from the Perspective of Women at Stanford Business School and is co-teaching the Accel Innovation Scholars Program in the Engineering School. She also served as an Advisor at StartX. She has lectured at Brown University San Jose State, and Stanford's Ignite, Exec Ed, and Continuing Studies programs. She also works with companies including LinkedIn and RelateIQ on leadership, culture, and inclusiveness. She was co-founder and CEO of Skyline Products, one of the premier toy invention firms that was sold to IDEO. She has also worked at Metcal, Bain and Company, SRI International, Hewlett Packard, and the Kyoto Shinyo Bank (in Kyoto, Japan). She received her M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1988 and her B.A. in Economics from Brown University in 1984.

Business Details

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

Fern Mandelbaum Investments (15)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Clockwise 16-Jun-2020 Later Stage VC 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000000
Barnraiser 25-Jan-2019 0000 00000 00.000 Information Services (B2C) Bankruptcy: Liquidation 0000 0000000000
PicnicHealth 21-Dec-2018 00000 00000 0000 Medical Records Systems Generating Revenue 0000 0000000000
Guild 26-Aug-2016 00000 00000 00.00 Educational Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000000
Vocate 10-May-2016 0000 00000 00.000 Human Capital Services Out of Business 0000 0000000000
Tinkergarten 18-Mar-2016 0000 00000 00.00 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000 0000000000
BetterUp 04-Jan-2016 0000 00000 00.00 Educational Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000000
Gridspace 16-Nov-2015 0000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000000
Guild 30-Sep-2015 Seed Round 000 Educational Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000000
Pique ( Social/Platform Software) 23-Jun-2015 Accelerator/Incubator 000 Social/Platform Software Out of Business 0000 0000000000

Fern Mandelbaum Exits (10)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Vocate 01-Mar-2019 Out of Business
Qualia (Business/Productivity Software) 27-Nov-2018 000000000000000000
Accompany 10-May-2018 000000000000000000 00000
Pique ( Social/Platform Software) 01-Dec-2017 000 00 00000000
Kanjoya 03-Oct-2016 000000000000000000 000.00
StarMaker Interactive 16-Aug-2016 000000000000000000
Popchips 20-Apr-2012 0000000000
Artful Home 03-May-2001 000000000000000000 00.000
Barnraiser Bankruptcy: Liquidation
Tinkergarten Buyout/LBO

Fern Mandelbaum Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Fern Mandelbaum Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Fern Mandelbaum Angel Investor 00 0 San Francisco, CA

Fern Mandelbaum Co-Investors (7)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Accel 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Bain Capital Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Greg Badros 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Greylock 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
OVO Fund 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Fern Mandelbaum FAQs

  • Who is Fern Mandelbaum?

    Fern Mandelbaum is an angel Investor who has made 15 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Fern Mandelbaum?

    Fern Mandelbaum is an angel investor.

  • What does Fern Mandelbaum do?

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

  • What has Fern Mandelbaum invested in?

    Fern Mandelbaum has made numerous investments in companies like Clockwise, Barnraiser, and PicnicHealth within the Business/Productivity Software, Information Services (B2C), and Medical Records Systems industries.

  • What has Fern Mandelbaum invested in recently?

    Fern Mandelbaum's latest investment was on 16-Jun-2020 in Clockwise, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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