Jocelyn Goldfein - Tech Investor

Jocelyn Goldfein is an American tech executive and investor. She is the managing director at Zetta Venture Partners.

Goldfein spent her career building software in the formative years of industry giants such as VMware and Facebook in addition to taking part in several startups.

At Zetta, Goldfein was the driving force behind investments covering pre-product-market-fit and AI-first startups with B2B business models. 

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About Jocelyn Goldfein

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Jocelyn Goldfein is an American entrepreneur based in San Francisco, California. In 1997, Jocelyn Goldfein received a bachelor’s degree in computer science at Stanford University and spent seven years at VMware, an American cloud computing and virtualization technology company, after graduating. 

Business Ventures

Goldfein is interested in technology with the power to transform industries. She is also passionate about cloud infrastructure DevOps, supply chain & logistics and security. Meanwhile, throughout her time at Facebook, she assisted in converting the News Feed to Machine Learning and led the development to a “mobile-first” product organization. 

As an engineer for VMware, Goldfein was part of a team that built core virtualization tech. As a result, theVMware’s Desktop Business Unit, a $150M line of business was launched.

Remarkable Investments Jocelyn Goldfein has made 

Throughout her career, Jocelyn Goldfein made seven investments, including a $3 million investment in Series A – Nutanix Beam, which occurred on August 1, 2017. She has two exits.

Her most notable exits are WedPics and Ampool, and as an angel investor, Jocelyn has backed more than 20 startups with a particular focus on infrastructure and AI.

Achievements

Jocelyn Goldfein currently uses her considerable experience with technology firms to co-lead startups for AI-based technology firms. Some of her achievements include:

  • She is still one of the best-known engineers in Silicon Valley
  • Goldfein is an adjunct lecturer at Stanford University. 
  • She is an advisor for CodePath.org, which provides college students with no-cost coding courses, career support, and mentorship to prepare them for careers in tech. 
  • She was instrumental in building software for companies like Facebook and VMware.
  • Forbes named her as one of America’s Top 50 Women in Tech in December 2018.
  • Business Insider listed Goldfein as one of the 43 Most Powerful Female Engineers.

Jocelyn Goldfein in the News

In an April 28, 2020, TechCrunch article, Goldfein talks future invest opportunities in B2B-focused, AI-powered seed-stage startups through Zetta’s funding, with the intention of making more capital available for investments. 

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