Elaine Zelby from SignalFire

Elaine Zelby

Principal & Director of Growth at SignalFire

San Francisco, CA, USA


Last updated September 3, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

I'm a curious dabbler, following a non-linear path and trying to meet and help interesting and genuine people along the way.

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I'm an exceedingly curious and high-energy human who loves learning about new spaces and meeting new people. I'm Oklahoma born, Chicago bred, and adulting in SF. I'm currently an investor at SignalFire, a $500M early-stage VC. Before SignalFire, I built and led growth and product marketing teams at early and growth stage startups including Capriza (a16z portfolio), Slack, and ConsenSys. When i'm not working, I love anything active and outdoors (running, cycling, swimming, backpacking, rock climbing, etc) and making things out of metal, wood, or resin.

Interesting Factoid

I can hold a plank for 15 minutes


Languages

English - native
French - mediocre
Italian - Mediocre
Mandarin - very basic

Countries Visited

Map View

China
Vietnam
Laos
Cambodia
Australia
France
Italy
Greece
Hungary
Slovenia
Croatia
Montenegro
Spain
Portugal
Germany
Austria
Czech Republic
Turkey
Israel
Jordan
India
Denmark
Sweden
Norway
Iceland
United Kingdom
Scotland
Ireland
Netherlands
Belgium
Switzerland
Egypt
Morocco
Tanzania
Argentina
Chile
Peru
Colombia
Bolivia
Ecuador
Panama
Costa Rica
Mexico
Canada
Dominican Republic

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Principal & Director of Growth

Nov 2018 - Present
Investing in seed stage companies and running the growth and GTM programs for the portfolio.

Head of Product Marketing and Growth

Oct 2017 - Nov 2018
+2 more experiences

Professional Organizations

Board of Directors

Apr 2019 - Present

Co-founder

Jan 2018 - Present
Community for Product Marketers to grow their skills, network with peers, and find opportunities.

Professional Expertise

Venture capital
Product Marketing
Growth Marketing
Go-To-Market Strategy
Company Ideation
Pitching/Storytelling
Public Speaking

What Inspires Me  

Favorites  

Hobbies

Running
Backpacking
Cycling
Swimming
Rock Climbing
Woodworking
Metalsmithing

Food & Drinks

Chocolate
Ice Cream
Baguette
All of the Cheeses
Wine
Whiskey
Most ethnic foods

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Podcasts :)
Pop

Prince
Lauv
Imagine Dragons
The Eagles
Fleetwood Mac

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Requiem for a Dream
Memento
Fight Club
Amores Perros
Layer Cake
Shawshank Redemption
Top Gun
A League of Their Own

Brands

Cotopaxi

Education  

School

B.S. – Bachelor of Science, Bio-Mechanical Engineering

M.S. – Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering