Thea Knobel is the Vice President of Platform and Marketing at GSV Ventures and the ASU+GSV Summit. At GSV Thea is focused on the investor and startup community, brand strategy, strategic portfolio support for founders, communications, and GSV backed initiatives like the ASU+GSV Summit.
Thea has venture capital investment experience at 2 venture capital funds and Techstars. At Techstars Thea worked on the venture team for the LA Accelerator sourcing and evaluating early stage startups. She also was a Marketing Associate at Techstars working with founders on designing their communications strategies, pitches, and brand story. Additionally, Thea is passionate about education and guest lectures at the university level at USC Marshall School of Business.
Thea graduated with honors awarded to 1% of graduate students from USC Marshall School of Business with a M.S. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She is multilingual, a public speaker, an education advocate and an avid world traveler.