The following guest talk within CSE 80C is open to all students and the general public. Please join if you are interested!
Inside the Black Box of Venture Capital
Tess Hatch, Investor at Bessemer Venture Partners
January 10, 2020, 1:20-2:25pm, Merrill Academy 102 · Open to the public
CSE 80C Starting a New Technology Company
David Lee, Assistant Professor, Tech4Good Lab
Bio. Tess is an investor based in the Silicon Valley office primarily focused on frontier tech, specifically commercial space, drones, and autonomous vehicles. She currently serves as board director for Phantom Auto and Spire Global and board observer for DroneDeploy, Impossible Aerospace, Iris Automation, Rocket Lab, Velo3D, Forever Oceans, Crosschq, and Smule. She is a recipient of the Forbes 30 under 30 in Venture Capital.
Previously, she was a mission manager at SpaceX where she worked with the government on integrating its payloads with the Falcon9 rocket. She also worked at Fictiv, a startup using 3D printing and CNC machining to democratize access to manufacturing.
Tess earned a Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics engineering from Stanford. She is passionate about space exploration and imagines a future where we all travel to space. She hopes to make the trip herself soon.