Shana Fisher is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Third Kind Venture Capital. She also holds a role as a Board Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Ms. Fisher was previously Vice President of Technology and Media at Allen & Company. She has also led strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions at IAC, as well as serving as a program manager at Microsoft.
She is frequently cited by VCs, including Brooklyn Bridge Ventures' Charlie O'Donnell and Box Group's David Tisch, as the investor they most admire. She's invested in some flops, like any VC, but her home runs more than make up for it. Fisher was one of the earliest investors in Pinterest, Makerbot, Vine, and Refinery29. 3D printing company Makerbot was recently acquired for more than $400 million. Refinery29 is worth more than $100 million. Vine was acquired by Twitter before it even launched for at least eight figures.
Her most shining portfolio company is Pinterest, which is now worth multiple billions. But when Fisher found it in 2010, hardly anyone knew it existed. Fisher saw Pinterest had few users but unusually high engagement numbers. She cut Ben Silbermann, its CEO, a check and the company has gone on to raise $338 million.