“Speaking as an entrepreneur, if I were to start a firm today and could only have one investor, it would be Ron Conway.”

—Ben Horowitz
Our Team

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    Ron Conway
    FOUNDER AND CO-MANAGING PARTNER

    Ron Conway is the Founder and Co-Managing Partner of SV Angel. Ron has been an active angel investor since the mid 90’s. He was the Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds (1998-2005). He was included in 2010’s Vanity Fair 100 most influential people in the Information Age. He was awarded Best Angel at The 2009 TechCrunch Crunchies Awards. He was named #13 in Forbes Magazine Midas list of top "deal-makers" in 2011. Ron was with National Semiconductor Corporation in marketing positions (1973-1979), Altos Computer Systems as a co-founder, President and CEO (1979-1990) and took Altos public on Nasdaq in 1982 and served as CEO of Personal Training Systems (PTS) (1991-1995). PTS was acquired by SmartForce/SkillSoft (Nasdaq SKIL).

    Philanthropically, Ron is a Board Member of the Salesforce.com Foundation, a member of the UCSF Medical Center Chancellor's Advisory Board in SF, and is active in fundraising for the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, College Track, Sandy Hook Promise-Newtown CT, Americans for Responsible Solutions-Gabby Giffords, Smart Tech Challenges Foundation, and the THORN Foundation. Ron is an advocate for technology companies and civic engagement in San Francisco and founder of sf.citi (San Francisco's tech-backed civic organization). Ron is also an advocate for immigration reform and a co-founder of FWD.US.

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    Topher Conway
    CO-MANAGING PARTNER

    Topher Conway is a Co-Managing Partner of SV Angel. At SV Angel, he works particularly close with Gusto, Github, Stripe, Coinbase, DoorDash and Flexport. He was included in Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in 2015. Prior to SV Angel, he worked at EQAL, Inc. At EQAL, he worked with the Business Development and Sales teams and lead efforts in creating new business opportunities. In his Sales position, he developed and maintained relationships with top ad agencies and brands. Prior to EQAL, he held positions at eCost and a 2004 summer internship in Google's Direct Sales Organization. Topher graduated from University of California Los Angeles with a degree in History. He is also a member of the UCLA VC Fund, helping foster entrepreneurship at the University.

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    Beth Turner
    GENERAL PARTNER

    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 RigUp, Clover Health, Flatiron Health (acq. by Roche), LifeLock (formerly NYSE: LOCK), Blue Apron (NYSE: APRN), and LuckySort (acq. by Twitter). 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 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 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 to travel with polar explorer Robert Swan to Antarctica to raise awareness for the continent’s growing environmental threats. Philanthropically, Beth is chairperson and co-founder of USA for UNHCR's (The UN Refugee Agency) Humanitarian Coalition.

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    Shana Duncan
    BUSINESS OPERATIONS

    Shana is responsible for Business Operations at SV Angel. Prior to joining SV Angel in August 2018, Shana spent over five years at Promontory Financial Group, where she oversaw client accounting, financial forecasting, and business development efforts for the firm's West Coast & London-based IT Risk Management practices, and managed the San Francisco office and administrative team. Prior to her time at PFG, Shana was a Managing Director at Hamel Family Wines, where she oversaw all aspects of company operations, and spent four years at ValueAct Capital, where her primary responsibilities included Investor Relations, Executive Support, and various family office responsibilities for the founding partners. Shana holds a BA with High Honors in Visual Arts/Photography from Marlboro College. She is a food and wine enthusiast, a mediocre but dedicated drummer, and continues to be an avid photographer.

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