Lisa focuses on seed to late stage venture companies with an emphasis on consumer Internet, digital commerce and next-generation marketplaces. She has been involved with the firm’s investments in Jet (acquired by Walmart), Plaid, Opendoor, Ritual, Grove Collaborative and Stella Connect (acquired by Medallia).
Previously, Lisa worked in Amazon.com’s Worldwide Corporate Development team. In this role, she identified and evaluated acquisition targets and strategic investments for Amazon and provided strategies for potential expansion. Prior to Amazon, Lisa worked at Bessemer Venture Partners, where she focused on consumer and SaaS investments. Earlier, she founded BANZAI! Fresh, a small business providing high-quality, nutritious foods to schools and hospitals in Northern California. Lisa began her career in the investment banking group at Merrill Lynch.
Lisa holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in marketing and entrepreneurial management. While at Wharton, Lisa won first place at the International Venture Capital Investment Competition. Lisa also holds a bachelor of science, with honors, in business administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.