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 infrastructure, advanced computing, and space.
He led the investments and serve as Board Member at Astranis, Atom Computing, Skyryse, and two undisclosed companies. Prior to Venrock, Ethan was a founding Partner at Profounder, with investments across robotics, space, enterprise infrastructure, and grocery/food.
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 early adopter, space geek, and competitive athlete. You can usually find Ethan outdoors with his kids building things that move or fly.