Based in our Palo Alto office, Ethan focuses on full stack hardware and enterprise companies. He spends time across areas such as robotics, transportation, aerospace, compute, and infrastructure. He sits on the boards of companies building solutions in urban air mobility, quantum computing, and farming.
Ethan loves merging deep technology breakthroughs with his high growth go-to-market and consumerization operating background, and joins us after spending 15 years as an executive, founder, and angel investor.
Prior to Venrock, Ethan was a founding partner at ProFounder, an angel syndicte focused on deep tech investments, and was a Product Leader at Facebook leading a multi-billion dollar ad’s business. Prior, he was VP Product Management at Box through their IPO, was VP Product Management at Adchemy thru their acquisition by @WalmartLabs, and led Product & Design at Yahoo! for the search business.
Ethan has 16 patents issued or pending across semantic search, recommendation systems, and dynamic decision making.
He spends time outside the office being a kid with his own kids. He is an ex-competitive Muy Thai boxer, space geek, and aspiring pilot.