Ellen Levy, Ph.D.

Ellen is Managing Director of Silicon Valley Connect, working with organizations and entrepreneurs on opportunities for “networked innovation”. She also spends much of her time actively managing a portfolio of over 50 startups, either as an angel investor or advisory board member. She has been appointed as a University Advisor and co-chairs the Network Innovation Council at Arizona State University, recently named the “most innovative” US university by US News & World Report. 

Ellen spent the better part of a decade working with LinkedIn, including serving as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, head of Corporate and Business Development, as a member of the Executive Team, and as an Advisory Board member when the company was founded. Over her career, Ellen has held formal roles in venture capital (Softbank Venture Capital; NeoCarta Ventures; Draper Fisher Jurvetson), startups (WhoWhere, sold to Lycos; Softbook Press, sold to Gemstar; LinkedIn), technology think tanks (Interval Research), large corporations (Apple Computer; PriceWaterhouse Coopers), and universities (Harvard University; Stanford University).

Referred to as the "Most Connected Woman in Silicon Valley," Ellen has a B.A. from the University of Michigan, and an M.A./Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Stanford University.