Beth TurnerSan Francisco, California, United States
Beth Turner is a General Partner at SV Angel. Prior to joining, Beth ran operations and invested with a family office focused on seed-stage opportunities, investing in companies such as Clover Health (NASDAQ: CLOV), Flatiron Health (acq. by Roche), LifeLock (formerly NYSE: LOCK), Blue Apron (NYSE: APRN), LuckySort (acq. by Twitter), and RigUp. Prior to this, Beth was managing director of a consulting firm and worked with an international NGO with an operational focus in East Africa and the Middle East. Beth was an early employee at the ad-tech startup Adaptly (acq. by Accenture) and lived in Tel Aviv, Israel while working for Netafim (acq. by Mexichem). She is a Siemens Westinghouse Scholar, has spoken at various events including TEDx and The World Space Conference and is the youngest person to ever record and submit data from an asteroid occultation. She is also a musician (performing the national anthem for NBA/NFL, with the Houston Grand Opera, and on an album with Albany records). Beth graduated from MIT with a major in Civil and Environmental Engineering and minors in Physics and Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS). Beth was also chosen for her climate advocacy and climate research to travel with polar explorer Robert Swan to Antarctica to raise awareness for the continent and globes growing environmental threats. Philanthropically, Beth is co-founder of USA for UNHCR's (The UN Refugee Agency) Humanitarian Coalition and on the Board of Directors at USA for UNHCR.
Jun 2017 - Current
Early-stage investors helping companies like Pinterest, Airbnb, Snap, Slack, Dropbox, Coinbase, Github, Stripe and Square with fundraising/financing, corporate development/M&A, and business development.
Member Board Of Directors
USA for UNHCR
Jan 2021 - Current
USA for UNHCR
Dec 2018 - Current
Premier Ascent Capital
Jan 2013 - Jul 2018
Focused on seed stage funding and investment management for four funds (invested in companies such as Clover Health, Blue Apron (NYSE: APRN), RigUp, Flatiron Health (acq. by Roche), Lucky Sort (acq. by Twitter), and Petal.
Operations and Business Development
The Pangea Network
Jun 2012 - Feb 2018
The Pangea Network is an international non-profit organization with a mission of empowering women and youth around the world. Operational areas include Kenya, Middle East, and the USA. Hired to help improve operations in micro-lending and empowerment programs, gain an increase in funding, and expand programs working with women and youth in the USA and Kenya. Major accomplishments have been the creation of the Young Women’s Leadership Challenge program for high school girls interested in global issues, entrepreneurship and STEM programs. Over 1000 young women, primarily from underserved communities, have participated in YWLC. Similarly, led planning for 3 large-scale fundraising galas.
Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
An early employee working between data science and campaign management. Adaptly’s single sign-on experience provides on-demand access to cross-platform campaign data within a single proprietary technology. Users can easily toggle between various ad accounts and platforms for quick insights into their entire paid media budget in real-time.
Jan 2011 - Sep 2012
Led an internal work review and strategic planning initiative with CFO/CEO on how to increase and optimize interactions between international financing and funding institutions for smart-drip irrigation systems.
MIT's Theoretical Physics Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Jan 2009 - May 2010
Studied rare earth elements and their usage in clean energy technologies (i.e. wind, solar, nuclear). Researched the possible limitations the global supply and trade of such rare earth elements could pose on the success of emerging sustainable energy technologies.
Paradigm Strategic Oil & Gas, Inc.
Mar 2005 - May 2006
Analyzed geologic and well log data, used geophysical computer modeling, helped with investor presentations.
Exhibit Designer, Experiment Leader
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Jun 2004 - Nov 2005
Researched the potential for the museum's first asteroid exhibit (selected based on expertise in asteroids and observational astronomy). Designated leader of a 3-person team that designed and prototyped the exhibit. Selected to conduct daily chemistry experiments for museum guests and children's groups.
May 2004 - Aug 2005
Worked on Virtual Interactive Anatomy integrating software -data collected was used by the spacesuit design team. Leader on an 8-person design team brainstorming and modeling the new Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV).
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyBachelors of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering/Physics/EAPS