Ethan is a Partner based in our Palo Alto office where he invests across sectors, with a particular focus on hard engineering problems such as developer tools & infrastructure, open source software, space, and emerging compute.
He led the investments and serve as Board Member at Astranis, ABL Space, Astronomer, Atom Computing, Skyryse, and a few undisclosed open source software companies. Prior to Venrock, Ethan was a founding Partner at Profounder, with investments across space, robotics, infrastructure, and consumer.
Ethan joined us after +15 years as a founder and executive leader. Most recently he held leadership roles at Facebook, leading the Ads product and engineering efforts and overseeing a $15B+ run-rate business. Prior, he led product, growth, and design as VP Product and Design at Box through their IPO. Prior, he held leadership roles leading product and engineering teams at Adchemy (acquired by @WalmartLabs), Yahoo! Search, and RiseSmart (acquired by Randstad). Ethan is the lead or co-lead inventor on 16 patents.
In and out of the office, he is a passionate builder, space geek, and competitive athlete. You can usually find Ethan outdoors with his kids building things that launch or propel.