Trae Vassallo is an independent investor, board member, and advisor. She is also a strategic advisor to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where she was a general partner. She serves on the Board of Directors of Enlighted.
Over 10 years at KPCB, Trae invested in number of leading companies including Nest Labs (acquired by GOOG), Dropcam (acquired by GOOG) and Opower (NYSE: OPWR).
Previously, Trae was a co-founder of Good Technology, a KPCB portfolio company (acquired by Motorola) that provides end-to-end wireless e-mail services to the enterprise. Trae began her career at IDEO, where she developed ground breaking products for companies including Palm and Dell. Trae holds 13 patents across a broad array of technologies and disciplines.
Trae earned a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in mechanical engineering with honors from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In addition to working with the world’s best entrepreneurs, Trae is passionate about empowering girls in technology and adventuring with her husband and three children.