General Partner at Version One Ventures, Angela is a Torontonian-American who calls the SF Bay Area home. Investing in the US and Canada, she has a unique perspective on both ecosystems. An engineer by training, Angela’s desire to help others and work with people who are bringing about positive transformational change led her to the world of VC, where she has quickly made a big impact. Angela focuses on health/bio, AI/ML, social platforms and other startups leveraging network effects. While she loves data, she believes that good investing is both value- and data-driven.
Prior to Version One, Angela co-launched Insight Data Science, a YC-backed startup designed to help PhDs transition from academic research to careers in industry via a six-week training program. With this experience, she is uniquely poised to help startups accelerate data science as a key differentiator. She helps founders hire data scientists and grow their teams, and can be found as a data scientist in residence, working onsite at portfolio companies.
Angela received her PhD in Operations Research & Financial Engineering from the University of Toronto. She is a trustee on the board of the Computer History Museum where she chairs the NextGen advisory committee. She also is a board member of the C100 and involved with the Creative Destruction Lab in Vancouver.
More about Version One (in case this is helpful): Version One Ventures is an early stage fund investing in mission-driven founders across North America. Founded in 2012 and with $100M+ in AUM across 4 funds, we have backed over 60 technology companies. We invest in SaaS and marketplaces as well as emerging technologies and industries such as crypto/blockchain, bio/healthcare, energy/climate, AI, robotics, etc. Version One is based in San Francisco and Vancouver, and is led by Boris Wertz and Angela Tran.