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Theresia Gouw holds a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Brown University. Theresia is the Founding Partner, Co-Founder, and Managing Partner at Aspect Ventures. She also serves as Special Advisor of Accel-KKR LLC. Theresia serves as a Trustee on Brown University’s Corporation Board, on the board of and as a member of Stanford’s DAPER Investment Fund. She is also a board member of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). 


Theresia was responsible for several Accel’s investments which have had successful acquisition or IPO exits including AdECN (MSFT), CRS Retail Systems (EPIC), Interlace Systems (ORCL), PeopleSupport (PSPT), Xoopit (YHOO) and Zimbra (YHOO); and was part of the (WMT) investment team. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of several private companies in both the consumer internet (Glam Media, LearnVest, ModCloth, Trulia) and security sectors (Imperva, TRUSTe, Webroot). 

Prior to joining Accel Partners, she was founding Vice President of Business Development & Sales at Release Software, a venture-backed company that developed products to enable digital rights management and payment technologies for the software industry. Earlier, she worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company and a product manager at Silicon Graphics. 

Theresia has contributed to, appeared on CNBC’s Women in Power series, Venture Capitalist Superstar.

“We’ve seen all the data that says that having diversity in a board room and in a founding team leads to increased success in financial outcomes.”
Founding partner
Aspect Ventures

Theresia Gouw

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