``Theresia is absolutely passionate about working with entrepreneurs, and, more importantly, she really cares about our mission and knows how to build a business behind it.`` --Alexa Von Tobel, Founder, LearnVest

Theresia Gouw is an engineer, experienced entrepreneur, and successful investor in the new mobility space, focused primarily on Security, Data Analytics, and Consumer opportunities.

 

She recently co-founded Aspect Ventures, where she led the firm’s early investments in Cato Networks, Exabeam, ForeScout, The Muse, Deserve, BirchBox, and BaubleBar.  Prior to Aspect, Theresia was a Partner at Accel where she championed many successful companies through IPOs or acquisitions:  Imperva (IMPV), Trulia (TRLA), LearnVest (Northwestern Mutual), Jasper Design (CDNS), Kosmix (WMT). Theresia has been named to Forbes’ Midas List six times, most recently in 2017.

 

As an entrepreneur, Theresia was founding VP of Business Development & Sales at Release Software, a venture-backed company that provided SaaS to enable digital rights management and payment technologies for the software industry. Earlier, she worked at Bain & Company and as a product manager at Silicon Graphics. Theresia holds a ScB in Engineering from Brown University, magna cum laude, and an MBA from Stanford University.

 

Theresia serves as Treasurer of Brown University’s Corporation Board, vice-chair of DonorsChoose.org and at Stanford co-teaches a course on Venture Capital at the GSB. She also serves on the GSB Advisory Council and DAPER investment fund. On the weekends Theresia is running around after her two children, so only half as much as Jennifer.

 

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