Session Information

Monday, May 16th, 10:30–11:10am

TRACK 1: Disruptive Startups and Pioneering Brands

Startups Driving Product Innovation

Sonya Brown
General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
Sonya brings to Norwest more than a decade of investment experience. Based in Norwest’s Palo Alto office, Sonya is focused on investing across a wide range of sectors including information services, software, business services, financial services and consumer. Her current investments include Bailey 44, Kendra Scott Design, My Alarm Center, PCA Skin, and The Learning Experience. Sonya is also a board observer at Madison Reed.

Sonya was previously at Summit Partners, a private equity firm with over $11 billion under management, where she worked for nine years in the Boston office and was responsible for leading the firm’s Consumer and Internet Industry Group in North America. Sonya was engaged in all aspects of the deal process including deal sourcing, due diligence, deal negotiations and board representation. Her most recent and past board directorships and investments include Aramsco, Airborne Health, Central Security Group, Physicians Formula Holdings (Nasdaq: FACE), Snap Fitness and Sparta Systems.