Thea Knobel is the Vice President of Platform at GSV Ventures and leads the GSV Cup, a global pitch competition for early stage EdTech startups with $1M in prizes. As VP of Platform, Thea is focused on community, branding & content, strategic portfolio support for founders, and GSV backed initiatives like the ASU+GSV Summit.
Thea previously worked at a couple venture capital funds and at Techstars in the Los Angeles Accelerator. 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.