Jillian Manus is a Managing Partner of Structure VC, a seed and early stage venture fund providing capital and marketing strategy to companies exploiting under-utilized assets and excess capacity. Prior to Structure, Jillian has had a multifaceted career in finance and media as Director of Media Acquisitions for Credit Suisse, Director of Development for Universal and Warner Bros Studios, TV agent for ICM, Senior Strategic advisor for VantagePoint Venture Capital, and Associate Publisher of Upside Magazine. Most recently she founded Broad Strategy, a brand acceleration and investment company.
She attended Oxford University and NYU where she has also served as adjunct professor and Trustee. Jillian sits on numerous additional boards including Box.org, Center for Investigative Reporting, Iggbo, Flyp, and College Track. She served seven years as Chair of The Woman’s Conference where she joined Maria Shriver to create the largest women’s conference in the world. 15,700 women, all “Architects of Change.”
As an active philanthropist, she created the Manus Family Foundation whose mission is “to create paths of safety and self-sufficiency for women and children.” The two primarily levers of investment for her are education and health.