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Trae Vassallo

Co-Founder & Managing Director of Defy; Entrepreneur & Investor

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 Trae Vassallo Biography

Trae Vassallo is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Defy, an early stage venture capital firm with investments in companies including Owl Cam, Airspace Technologies, and Securly. She is an engineer, an entrepreneur, and an investor, and her passion is collaborating with the world’s best entrepreneurs alongside her partners at Defy. Trae has public company experience having been on the board of directors at Telstra, an international telecommunications company. She was previously a General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Over her investing career, Trae invested in number of leading companies including eero, Molekule, Nest Labs, Dropcam, Aggregate Knowledge and Opower. A "design thinker" and engineer at heart, Trae thrives at the intersection of great products and big markets.

Before joining KPCB, Trae was a Co-Founder of Good Technology, a KPCB portfolio company that provides end-to-end wireless email 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 strives to empower women in technology. In addition to Defy, she co-hosts Equity Summit, an annual event that brings $2T of AUM together for relationship building and authentic conversation between leading LPs and women GPs. In 2015, Trae co-authored the study "Elephant in the Valley" to help highlight the underlying data around the experiences of women in technology.

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. Trae participated on the Trust of the Stanford Business School and as an advisor to the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford. In addition to working with inspiring entrepreneurs, Trae is passionate about adventuring with her husband, Steve, and three children.

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Trae Vassallo

Co-Founder & Managing Director of Defy; Entrepreneur & Investor

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Trae Vassallo Biography

Trae Vassallo is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Defy, an early stage venture capital firm with investments in companies including Owl Cam, Airspace Technologies, and Securly. She is an engineer, an entrepreneur, and an investor, and her passion is collaborating with the world’s best entrepreneurs alongside her partners at Defy. Trae has public company experience having been on the board of directors at Telstra, an international telecommunications company. She was previously a General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Over her investing career, Trae invested in number of leading companies including eero, Molekule, Nest Labs, Dropcam, Aggregate Knowledge and Opower. A "design thinker" and engineer at heart, Trae thrives at the intersection of great products and big markets.

Before joining KPCB, Trae was a Co-Founder of Good Technology, a KPCB portfolio company that provides end-to-end wireless email 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 strives to empower women in technology. In addition to Defy, she co-hosts Equity Summit, an annual event that brings $2T of AUM together for relationship building and authentic conversation between leading LPs and women GPs. In 2015, Trae co-authored the study "Elephant in the Valley" to help highlight the underlying data around the experiences of women in technology.

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. Trae participated on the Trust of the Stanford Business School and as an advisor to the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford. In addition to working with inspiring entrepreneurs, Trae is passionate about adventuring with her husband, Steve, and three children.

Trae Vassallo Videos

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    In this episode of NFX's Best Fundraising Advice, Trae Vassallo (Defy) uses iPod's one-liner ("a thousand songs in your pocket") to illustrate...
  • Trae Vassallo (Defy) on the Risks and Motivations that Go Into ...
    In this episode of NFX's Best Fundraising Advice, Trae Vassallo (Defy) explains the logic, motivations, and risks that go into developing a ...
  • Trae Vassallo: The Future of the Internet of Things
    Takeaways from the 2015 Stanford Graduate School of Business Entrepreneur Symposium.

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  • How to book Trae Vassallo?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Trae Vassallo for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Trae Vassallo, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Trae Vassallo or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Trae Vassallo?

    Booking fees for Trae Vassallo, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Trae Vassallo, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Trae Vassallo?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Trae Vassallo for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Trae Vassallo for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Trae Vassallo or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Trae Vassallo or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Trae Vassallo is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Trae Vassallo for your event is available upon request. Trae Vassallo generally travels from Woodside, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Poppy Harlow, Cynthia Warner, Nicholas Moore Eisenberger, Brian Dumaine and James Connaughton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Trae Vassallo for an upcoming event.

Trae Vassallo Speaker Videos

  • Trae Vassallo (Defy) Explains Why the Best Startup One-Liners are ...
    In this episode of NFX's Best Fundraising Advice, Trae Vassallo (Defy) uses iPod's one-liner ("a thousand songs in your pocket") to illustrate the ...
    Trae Vassallo (Defy) on the Risks and Motivations that Go Into ...
    In this episode of NFX's Best Fundraising Advice, Trae Vassallo (Defy) explains the logic, motivations, and risks that go into developing a ...
  • Trae Vassallo: The Future of the Internet of Things
    Takeaways from the 2015 Stanford Graduate School of Business Entrepreneur Symposium.
    Elephant in the Valley | SXSW Interactive 2016

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