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Published on Apr 18, 2013
Heidi Roizen, Venture Partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, in conversation with Dr. Kellie McElhaney, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business; Faculty Director, Haas Center for Responsible Business.
Heidi Roizen has spent her life immersed in the Silicon Valley ecosystem -- as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, venture capitalist, educator and member of the boards of directors of private and public companies, trade associations and nonprofit institutions.
After receiving her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Stanford University, Heidi co-founded T/Maker Company (an early personal computer software company) in 1983, where she served as CEO from inception through its acquisition by Deluxe Corporation in 1994. In 1996, Heidi joined Apple as Vice President of Worldwide Developer Relations. From there, Heidi entered the venture capital world, serving as a Managing Director of Mobius Venture Capital from 1999 to 2007.
Heidi is also a Fenwick and West Entrepreneurship Educator in the Department of Engineering at Stanford University, where she teaches the course Spirit of Entrepreneurship. Heidi is a member of the boards of directors of TiVo, DMGT, Eventful, TrustedID, ShareThis and XTime, and serves on the advisory boards of Springboard Enterprises and the National Center for Women in Information Technology.