“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

  • rc.jpg
    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.
  • https___blogs-images.forbes.com_alexkonrad_files_2015_01_e75282f8aa2868bea7a4027f7f3408b9_4613.jpg
    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.

  • 0.jpg
    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 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.

  • Steven Lee
    PARTNER

    Steven Lee is a Partner at SV Angel. As a member of Twitter’s Global Market Insight & Analytics team, Steven was one of the first employees focused on monetization analytics. He partnered with Fortune Global 500 companies, like LG and Samsung, to analyze and optimize return on investment, and worked on measuring Twitter’s platform usage for key real‐time events, including the Super Bowl and World Cup. During his four years with the team, Steven helped to grow the group to over 50 people, in offices spanning 11 countries. Following his time at Twitter, Steven was an investor at Bain Capital Ventures and Correlation Ventures. Over the course of his tenure he was responsible for sourcing and diligencing more than 25 companies that led to early-stage investments for the firms, including Clockwise and Manticore Games, alongside SV Angel. While at Bain Capital Ventures, Steven also developed and led their data-driven sourcing efforts, resulting in three new seed investments during the program’s first year. Steven graduated from New York University with a degree in Economics. During his time as a student at NYU, he worked multiple part-time jobs to self-finance his education, and was a member of the NCAA Fencing team. He is the proud son of two immigrants from South Korea and grew up in Los Angeles’ Koreatown district.

  • Elisa Mac
    EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

    Elisa Mac is an Executive Assistant at SV Angel. Her responsibilities include supporting the Co-Managing Partner, as well as the investments team. Elisa is eager to share her energy and passion to support the firm with over ten years of customer service experience. Previously, she worked as Executive Assistant to the President of Zydowsky Consultants LLC & Chief Science Officer of Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. Before her time at Zydowsky Consultants LLC, Elisa worked as the Operations Manager at Louis Vuitton Client Services for North America. Elisa received her Bachelor’s of Science degree from UC Davis in Design with an emphasis on Textiles and Visual Communications.

Our Advisors