ROLE: Venture Partner with Greenspring Associates
EXPERTISE: Venture Capital, Startups, Business Development, Strategy/Operatio
OFFICE HOURS: By Appointment
Sara is a Venture Partner at Greenspring Associates, a venture capital platform with $5.2B under management, investing in established and emerging venture capital fund managers, in expansion stage venture-backed companies and in secondary investments in venture capital funds and companies. Sara is responsible for sourcing and due diligence efforts on fund, direct, and secondary opportunities, and managing a number of Greenspring’s direct investments.
Sara previously served as a Principal with CNF Investments, a private investment firm affiliated with Clark Enterprises, Inc.; with approximately $375M under management, CNF focuses on venture capital and private equity opportunities (fund and direct) in technology, life sciences and energy. Prior to joining CNF, Sara participated in Foundation Capital’s Young Entrepreneurs Program, where she helped identify promising investment opportunities in the Washington, DC area. Sara was also the Director of Product Management for SkyBuilt Power, Inc., a venture-backed clean-tech company that provided rapidly-deployable renewable energy solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Intelligence Community, and telecommunications industry (domestic and international markets). She was with the business from its inception, also supporting it as a Project Engineer, Project Manager, and its Director of Engineering.
In her personal time, Sara is the Head of Alumni Relations and Outreach for the Washington, DC chapter of InSITE, a non-profit organization that connects graduate students with high-potential start-up companies. She is also a Venture Partner with NextGen Angels. Sara received a M.B.A from Georgetown University, and a M.S. in Engineering Management and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The George Washington University.