Angela TranSan Francisco, California, United States, United States
My personal mission is to help others recognize their potential and realize their dreams. I believe that we are all leaders capable of positive transformational change. As an engineer with passions for leadership development, innovation, and entrepreneurship, I aspire to identify and cultivate talent with a values-based and data-driven approach. Specialties: Venture capital, investing, data science, data analysis, data mining techniques, statistics, applied mathematics, operations research, financial engineering, leadership development, teaching, startups, entrepreneurship, product development and management
General Partner
Version One Ventures
Aug 2013 - Current
Version One Ventures is an early stage fund investing in outstanding mission-driven founders across North America. Founded in 2012 and with $100M+ in AUM across 4 funds, we have backed over 60 technology companies. We invest in SaaS and marketplaces as well as emerging technologies and industries such as crypto/blockchain, bio/healthcare, energy/climate, AI, and robotics. Version One is based in San Francisco and Vancouver.
Sessional Lecturer
University of Toronto
Jan 2021 - Current
Co-instructor: Leadership and Leadings in Groups and Organizations (TEP1501HS), Troost Institute for Leadership in Engineering (ILead)
Board Member
The C100
Jul 2020 - Current
The C100 is building the preeminent global community of Canadians in tech, a mission-driven network committed to supporting, inspiring, and connecting the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders.
Computer History Museum
Nov 2019 - Current
NextGen Advisory Board Chair
Computer History Museum
Jan 2019 - Current
Creative Destruction Lab
Nov 2017 - Current
I've been an associate for CDL-West Health since its launch, mentoring technical teams to bring their innovation to market.
Insight Data Science
Mar 2013 - Current
NextGen Advisory Board Member
Computer History Museum
Aug 2014 - Nov 2019
We bring technology enthusiasts together over our rich history in Silicon Valley. Specifically, I led our growth and engagement committee.
Insight Data Science
Apr 2012 - Mar 2013
Insight is a YC education startup which I co-launched in 2012. We help recent PhD graduates transition from academic research to careers in industry via a six-week program focused on data science. We have a 100% success rate at placing our PhDs ("Fellows") as data scientists at top tier technology companies in the Bay Area (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft, Square). As a founding partner, I, among many responsibilities: - Led start-up operations by creating strategies, processes and systems for Fellow recruitment, scheduling, office and financial management, hiring and training new employees, PR/marketing, business development and community building. I was responsible for the effectiveness, efficiency and optimization of organizational operations. - Planned and executed 3 competitive 6-week programs that train Fellows on leading-edge industry tools and practices. - Coached Fellows on product, leadership, and offered career advice to ensure best learning and placement outcomes.
University of Toronto
Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
University of Toronto
Master of Applied Science, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
University of Toronto
Bachelor of Applied Science with Honour Standing, Engineering Science, Biomedical Engineering
Åbo Akademi
Summer Researcher, Process Chemistry Centre
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