Venture Capitalist, Recovering Entrepreneur

Roizen currently serves as the Operating Partner with leading venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) where she provides strategic advice to the firm's portfolio companies, manages the internal services team and helps to identify new investment opportunities. She is also a ... more

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Dear Entrepreneurs: Please Stop Shooting Yourselves In The Foot
Too often I witness unprofessional or juvenile actions initiated by startup founders justified under the guise of we like to be "edgy" or "funny." To all of you I’d like to suggest something: Grow up.
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How To Build A Unicorn From Scratch – And Walk Away With Nothing
This is a fairy tale about a mythical company and its mythical founder. While I concocted this story, I did so by drawing upon my sixteen years of experience as a venture capitalist, plus the fourteen years I spent before that as an entrepreneur.
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Work Experience

Member, Board of Directors
ICIX
June 2015 - Present (4 years 11 months)
Member, Board of Directors
Intematix
October 2015 - Present (4 years 7 months)
Operating Partner
DFJ
January 2012 - Present (8 years 5 months)

Education

Stanford University Graduate School of Business
MBA
1981 / 1983
Stanford University
AB
1976 / 1980

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