Advisory Board Member
FOUNDER OF FOUNDERFORWARD
I am here to create big change for women. The greatest way I know how is to help women entrepreneurs
Robyn Ward is a 20-year veteran of the technology startup space. Via her coaching and consulting business, FounderForward, she helps founders with culture, team and leadership development, as well as fundraising strategy and strategic partnerships. Robyn also teaches Entrepreneurship at USC and is a champion of diversity and equality in the technology industry (and beyond).
Robyn is an advisor to a handful of startups and a mentor to several LA tech accelerators. She also recently served as a consultant on Apples’s new show Planet of the Apps. Robyn has been named a Top Woman in LA Tech by DigitalLA and a Top LA Tech Ambassador by TechWeek. A mentor to numerous female founders, Robyn is passionate about changing the ratio of women-led venture-backed companies. She speaks often on the topic and is involved with a number of women’s organizations and events. She is an advisor to The Female Quotient/The Girls Lounge and Brava Investments and serves on the Board of Women Founders Network. In addition, she works with a variety of organizations aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship and STEM education.
Prior to FounderForward, Robyn launched and ran the strategic investment arm of United Talent Agency as Head of New Media Ventures. Robyn began her career as an investment banker with Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. She holds a BS in Business, with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship, from the University of Southern California, where she serves on the Advisory Council to the Lloyd Grief Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.