Rebecca Kaden

2017 Speaker

REBECCA KADEN is a partner at Maveron. She joined the team in 2011, back when she was earning her M.B.A. at Stanford, studying leadership and entrepreneurship. A partner in the San Francisco office, she joined full-time when she graduated the following year. In 2015, Forbes named Kaden to its annual list of top “30 under 30” in venture capital, and Craig Newmark named her one of “5 Women Investors You Need to Know.” In her role at Maveron, Kaden identifies emerging consumer-focused entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, Southern California and her hometown of New York City. She also plays a leading role in Maveron’s seed program, where they partner with emerging consumer companies at their earliest stages. She has led or sourced Maveron’s investments in Allbirds, Earnest, Eargo, Darby Smart, Dolls Kill, Instamotor, Periscope (acq. Twitter), Way Up, Newsle (acq. LinkedIn), Dia & Co, and others. In a prior life, Kaden was a journalist—for the Economist in London and as special projects editor at Narrative, an online literary platform devoted to bringing great literature into the digital age. Now she brings her skills and passion for understanding how stories come together to looking at the potential of breakout consumer brands. Kaden earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard. @maveron @rebeccak46


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