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Elissa Hambrecht

Entrepreneur • Advisor

Chief Partnerships Officer, NewCo and co-Founder, Chispa Productions. University of California, Berkeley grad.

Chief Partnerships Officer, NewCo and co-Founder, Chispa Productions. University of California, Berkeley grad.

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8 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Operations
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations

Involved In

Founder

NewCo
Chispa Productions
Mex & Cal

Positions

Co-Founder NewCo March 2013 - present
Co-Founder Chispa Productions June 2003 - present
Trustee Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy January 2004 - May 2015
VP, Winery Partnerships TastingRoom.com November 2009 - February 2013
co-CEO Belvedere Winery 2003 - 2008
Owner Vinga, LLC 1998 - 2000
co-Owner and Founder Mex & Cal 1994 - 1997

Education

University of California, Berkeley Political Science 1984 - 1989

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Data Science
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Biomedical Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
  • • Other Engineering
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Industrial Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Financial Services
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Green
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Music
  • • Real Estate
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Restaurants and Retail
  • • Beverages
  • • CPG
  • • On-Demand
  • • Specialty Food
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Operations • Production • Wine • Business Development • Event Management • Startup Operations • Strategy • • budgeting

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

8
Vouches Received

1
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Roy Bahat
They're my investor  •  Head, Bloomberg Beta and Chairman, OUYA, Inc.. Harvard grad.
She already is!
Louise Glasgow
They're my current cofounder  •  Maker Faire Producer, Maker Media and Producer - Co-Founder, Chispa Productions, LLC.
I have known and work with Elissa for over 26 years. Elissa's sharp mindset is refreshing. She is a strategic thinker, extremely goal orient ... ed, produces excellent results and is a solid networker and team player. Bonus, she has an extremely fun personality!
Loretta Keller
They're my friends  •  owner, COCO5OO. University of California, Santa Cruz grad.
Elissa is an action-oriented person, full of energy and problem solving skills. She is honest, intelligent, creative, sophisticated and fun.
Stacey Foreman
They're my current cofounder  •  Executive Producer, NewCo Festivals and GM, Stacey Foreman Productions.
Elissa is a force of nature - she tackles opportunities and challenges with tenacity, operational expertise and sheer can-do tenacity. She g ... ets it done! – on time and on budget. There is no better early-stage leader.
Abby Adlerman
They're my friends  •  Founder/CEO, Boardspan Inc.. Previously Managing Director/Head of Private Equity, Asia Pacific, Russell Reynolds Associates.
Elissa has experience with start-ups and early stage companies. She is adventurous and deeply committed to her endeavors. Elissa brings a s ... easoned perspective to her work having seen businesses from a number of vantage points, both in the Bay Area and beyond.
John Battelle
They're my current cofounder  •  Chair, Co-Founder, CCO NewCo/OpenCo and Exec Chair, sovrn Holdings
Elissa gets shit done. And she tells a great story. Passionate and engaged.
Perry Simpson
They're my friends  •  VP Business Development, Venture Aviator and Marketing Strategy & Business Development Consultant, Flipps Media.
Elissa is a switched on, mission driven entrepreneur out to connect the world's brightest innovation hubs. She's knows how to inspire great ... ideas and the best in others.
Gil Agnew
They're my friends  •  Mentor, Investor & Innovator, CHH - Creative Hothouse Technologies Pte. Ltd. and Founder - Director, Renewable Innergy Network.
Elissa IS a great entrepreneur, and has been for the 20+ years that I have know her, witnessing her drive and abilities!!!

Louise Glasgow
They're my current cofounder  •  Maker Faire Producer, Maker Media and Producer - Co-Founder, Chispa Productions, LLC.
Louise is a pistol and cam make things happen like no other. She brings a wide breadth of experience to the table and applies this knowledg ... e, resulting in maximum efficiency. Finally, Louise is an incredible manager, always bringing the best work out of the team.