Sam is an Operating Partner at Gradient Ventures.
In her role, Sam oversees engagement and support for the portfolio, and also manages Gradient's internal operations. Sam was an Editor at TechCrunch and the co-founder of MicroEval (YCS12). Prior to Gradient, she wore several hats at Google including Chief of Staff to the CEO of Google Cloud, Global Lead of Startup Programs, and founder-in-residence in Area120 (Google's internal incubator). Sam received her BS and MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she also serves as a board member.
Sam lives in San Francisco with her husband and is attempting to keep several house plants alive. In her spare time she enjoys CrossFit, running, skiing, and multi-hour long board games.