The Stanford Econ Alumni Speaker Series invites former Stanford Econ majors back to campus to talk about their lives and careers. It's a great opportunity for you to network with alums and get a better sense of the range of careers open to Econ majors.
This Wednesday from 5-7pm will be the final event of the year. It's co-sponsored by Stanford Women in Business and will feature an amazing lineup of Stanford Econ alums working in venture capital and private equity, including Elizabeth Weil of 137 Ventures; Justine Moore of CRV; and Emily Tian of Silver Lake Associates; Sidney Brown of Iconiq Capital and Olivia Moore of Highland Capital Partners.
Elizabeth B. Weil
Elizabeth B. Weil is a managing partner at 137 Ventures, a San Francisco based growth stage venture capital firm. Previously, she was a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where she grew a practice to connect Fortune 500 executives with portfolio companies, with the goal of increasing innovation, business development opportunities, and revenue. Prior to that, Elizabeth was an early employee at Twitter where she started the corporate development and product marketing teams, and was instrumental in launching Twitter’s promoted products, a foundation for company revenue. Elizabeth previously worked at Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) and Menlo Ventures, and began her career at AuctionDrop and Xfire (acquired by MTV & Viacom, respectively). A lecturer at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Elizabeth is also a board member on the Ad Council. She holds a BS in economics and an MA in management science and engineering from Stanford University, where she was a Mayfield Fellow and a Buck Scholar. Elizabeth is an ultra-marathon runner, a letterpress printer (Paperwheel.com), and a mom to Matthew, (@thirdweil), and Alex and Kate, boy/girl twins.
Justine works as a venture investor at CRV, where she focuses on consumer and SMB marketplaces, social networks and apps, and consumer products. She’s a recent Stanford alum ('16) and co-founded Cardinal Ventures, where she helped entrepreneurs develop business strategies, launch products, and prepare to raise funding. Justine continues to serve on the Cardinal Ventures Advisory Board and is actively involved in the Stanford entrepreneurial community. Justine was previously an analyst in Goldman Sachs’ Private Equity Group in Manhattan.
Emily Tian joined Silver Lake as an Associate in 2016. Previously, she worked in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley & Co. in Menlo Park. Ms. Tian graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics and an M.S. in Management Science & Engineering and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Sidney is a senior at Stanford pursuing a B.S. in Science, Technology, and Society. This past summer, she interned at Iconiq Capital and will join their venture team full-time in fall 2018. Sidney brings the perspective of someone new to the industry and can speak to the value of working in venture during undergraduate.
Olivia is a recent Stanford grad, who majored in Economics and founded Cardinal Ventures and the Cardinal Fund while in college. She worked for Goldman Sachs in New York after graduation before joining Highland Capital Partners in Palo Alto. She is now on the early stage investment team at venture capital firm CRV, and focuses on seed and Series A investments in consumer and SMB technology.