Eva HoLos Angeles, California, United States
Prior to Fika, Eva was a founding GP at Susa Ventures. She is a serial entrepreneur and founder, most recently a founding executive at Factual, a leading location data provider in Los Angeles. Prior, she was a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Google and Youtube for 5 years. Prior to Google, she was the head of marketing for Applied Semantics, acompany that sold to Google in 2003. She also co-founded Navigating Cancer, a health startup, in 2008 which is now based in Seattle. She is active in the non-profit sector, serving on the boards of California Community Foundation, Ocean Conservancy, First Descents, and Iridescent. She is currently the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the city of Los Angeles working with Mayor Eric Garcetti and his team. In her spare time, you can find her wandering remote geo coordinates, with a special affinity for cold, inhospitable places. Almost always, she is accompanied by her trusty camera and a backpack too large for her frame. Eva holds an MBA from Cornell and a BA from Harvard.
Oct 2016 - Current
Fika Ventures is an LA-based boutique seed fund that invests in founders solving meaningful, systemic problems through the use of data, related AI-enabled technologies, and automation.
Member of the Board of Directors
UCLA Technology Development Group
Mar 2020 - Current
UCLA Technology Development Group is responsible for administration of intellectual property, including implementation of the University of California Patent Policy, the evaluation of inventions, prosecution of patents, licensing of intellectual property, monitoring of existing licenses, distribution of resulting income, and provision of support to other University units in copyright, trademark, and research funding agreements. In addition, the office provides critical support for the campus entrepreneurship community, fostering the development of start-ups using technology licensed from UCLA and making early-stage investments in promising technologies through UCLA's Innovation Fund.
Mar 2020 - Current
2017 - Current
Proud supporter of All Raise, a non-profit organization on a mission to accelerate the success of female and non-binary founders and funders to build a more prosperous, equitable future.
California Community Foundation
Apr 2016 - Current
Founded in 1915, the California Community Foundation is one of the leading philanthropic organizations in Los Angeles County, managing more than $1 billion in assets. Each year, it gives out more than $150 million in grants to invest in the future of our local communities. The foundation partners with individual donors and actively supports nonprofit organizations to address diverse and dynamic needs of our communities. The expertise and commitment of CCF enables individuals, families and organizations to fulfill their charitable goals and dreams. To learn more, visit the foundation's Web site at calfund.org.
Member Board of Advisors
Jan 2012 - Current
A non-profit foundation dedicated to building and maintaining an open crawl of the web, thereby enabling a new wave of innovation, education and research.
2012 - Current
Personal investments: - Turvo - SHIFT Cars - Nest - Tradesy - Laurel & Wolf - The Kitchen
City of Los Angeles
Feb 2016 - Jun 2017
Work with the Mayor of LA, Eric Garcetti, and his administration on initiatives that create long-term economic growth by making Los Angeles a no-brainer home for entrepreneurs and startups to thrive and excel.
Dec 2015 - Mar 2017
Ocean Conservancy is a nonprofit environmental advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. The organization helps formulate ocean policy at the federal and state government levels based on peer reviewed science.
Jan 2013 - Apr 2017
Susa Ventures is an early stage technology fund investing in entrepreneurs building products, technologies and tools that create, capture, distribute and leverage proprietary and unique data. For many of our investments, data is the enabling platform as well as the monetization engine.
Board Member, Steering Committee
Aug 2011 - Aug 2017
Our mission is to use science, technology and engineering to develop persistent curiosity and to show that knowledge is empowering.
Board member, Executive Committee
2010 - Sep 2018
First Descents offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same.
Whole Child LA, Whole Child Foundation
May 2008 - Mar 2020
VP Marketing & Operations
May 2008 - Dec 2013
Factual provides the platform to power disruptive data ecosystems to help developers innovate.
Navigating Cancer, Inc.
Apr 2008 - 2010
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Google and YouTube
Apr 2003 - 2008
Director of Marketing
Nov 2000 - Apr 2003
Director of Strategy
Mar 2000 - Nov 2000
2000 - 2000
The Wilkerson Group
1998 - 2000
Procter & Gamble
1997 - 1997
Harvard UniversityBA, Biology
Cornell Johnson Graduate School of ManagementMBA, Business
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