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Kara Weber is a technology founder, funder, operator and connector who strongly believes in the power of women to lead, the value of women as entrepreneurs, disruptors, advisors and
board members and ultimately, that investing in women is good business. As the founder and managing partner of Brilliant Ventures, she’s led investments in transformative commerce companies including Tamara Mellon, Parachute Home,
Happy Returns, Harper Wilde and CameraIQ.
Prior to launching Brilliant Ventures, Kara was a founder/leader of 6 breakthrough companies, 4 of which resulted in significant exits. At those companies, which included Adap.tv and Tripod.com, she led groundbreaking marketing efforts that built powerful brands and accelerated growth. Throughout her operating and investing careers, she’s found nothing as compelling as working with brilliant entrepreneurs and amazing companies. A frequent speaker, Kara has recently addressed audiences at the United State of Women Summit, The Riveter, Techstars, The Other Festival, USC Marshall School of Business and General Assembly.
Kara graduated from Williams College and lives in Venice, CA with her 1 husband, 2 sons and 3 dogs.