Ethan is a Partner based in our Palo Alto office where he invests across sectors, with a particular focus on building new platforms with hard engineering. His current interests include aerospace/defense, autonomy/robotics, high performance computing, and new ways to build software faster with machine learning.
He led the investments and serve as Board Member at Skyryse, Atom Computing, and two undisclosed Space companies. Prior to Venrock, Ethan was a founding Partner at Profounder, with investments across robotics, space, hardware, grocery/food, and enterprise.
Ethan joined us from Leadership roles at Facebook, leading the Ads product and engineering efforts and overseeing a $15B+ run-rate business . Prior, he was the VP Product and Design at Box, leading the consumer product, growth, and user experience teams through their IPO. Prior, he was the VP Product at Adchemy (acquired), led Search product at Yahoo!, and was the first hire at Risesmart (acquired). Ethan is the lead or co-lead inventor on 16 patents.
In and out of the office, he is a passionate early adopter, space geek, and competitive athlete. You can usually find Ethan outdoors with his kids, being a kid himself.