“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. He has been an active angel investor since the mid 90s and has received wide recognition for his role in the tech ecosystem. He was included on Vanity Fair’s 100 most influential people in the Information Age in 2010, awarded Best Angel at the 2009 TechCrunch Crunchies Awards, and has been named on Forbes Magazine Midas list of top “deal-makers” since 2011. Prior to founding SV Angel, Ron was with National Semiconductor Corporation in marketing positions (1973-1979), Altos Computer Systems as a co-founder, President and CEO (1979-1990), taking the company public on Nasdaq in 1982, and served as CEO of Personal Training Systems (PTS) (1991-1995). PTS was acquired by SmartForce/SkillSoft (Nasdaq SKIL). Ron is an advocate for civic engagement, immigration reform, racial equity, and gun safety. He is founder and Chairman of sf.citi and a co-founder of FWD.US, and is working diligently on efforts to solve for systemic racial inequity and to support founders of color, especially through the launch of Slauson and Co. Since the outbreak of Covid-19 Ron has been involved in efforts to secure PPE and fundraise for a drug therapy/vaccine, and organized the Covid-19 Tech Task Force. Philanthropically, Ron is a member of the Giving Pledge and Board Member of the Salesforce Foundation. He is a major donor and advisor to many organizations, including UCSF Medical Center and the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, College Track, THORN Foundation, Sandy Hook Promise, Giffords.org, and March for Our Lives.
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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. Topher 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 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.

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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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