Ridge Ventures, a San Francisco, CA-based early-stage venture capital firm, added Head of Investor Relations Susan Stella and Principal Kamil Saeid to its team.
At Ridge, Stella will lead marketing and communications strategy with limited partners. Saeid will source new investment opportunities and work alongside Ridge Ventures portfolio companies that have collectively raised more than $1 billion in each of the last two years. As Ridge’s Head of Investor Relations Stella brings 20 years of LP communications experience, including her work for multi-billion dollar private equity funds, emerging venture funds and industry associations. She was previously a Principal and Director of Investor Relations at Knightsbridge, as well as a Director at Thunderbird Global Private Equity Center.
Before joining Ridge Ventures, Saeid was an Investor and the first outside hire at Aspect Ventures, where he worked with companies like Chime, Exabeam and Gusto. Prior to this, Saeid was a consultant at Bain & Company, supporting both hyper-growth and large incumbent technology companies, legacy companies undergoing a generational shift, as well as serving on the Private Equity Group.
Founded in 2007, Ridge Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund investing in companies delivering advanced technologies, new distribution models and enhanced incredible user experiences.