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Grant Allen

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Chairman, Ocular Melanoma Foundation. Wharton grad. Duke grad.

Chairman, Ocular Melanoma Foundation. Wharton grad. Duke grad.

4 vouches

Involved In


Validus DC Systems (acquired by ABB)
Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd
Soft Robotics Inc.
Industrial Defender (acquired by Lockheed Martin)
Persimmon Technologies
Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd
Validus DC Systems (acquired by ABB)


Chairman Ocular Melanoma Foundation 2003 - present
Product Manager Microsoft
Investor, Board Observer Soft Robotics Inc. March 2016 - present
Investor, Board Observer Persimmon Technologies February 2014 - present
Investor, Board Member Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd January 2013 - present
Senior Vice President ABB Technology Ventures
Founding Member, Angel Investor NextGen Angels
Founding Member, Angel Investor NextGen Venture Partners June 2012 - present
Investor, Board Observer Industrial Defender (acquired by Lockheed Martin) January 2012 - April 2014
Investor, Board Member Validus DC Systems (acquired by ABB) May 2011 - December 2012
SVP ABB Technology Ventures November 2010 - present
Managing Director Keybridge Venture Partners
Managing Director Keybridge Ventures January 2010 - present
Vice President Core Capital Partners June 2007 - November 2010
Product Manager, Mobile & Embedded Devices Microsoft Corporation June 2006 - August 2006
Consultant to CEO Jingle Networks/1-800-FREE-411 (acquired by Marchex) April 2006 - August 2006
Sr. Analyst Dean & Company June 2003 - July 2005
Consultant Bates White Economic Consulting March 2002 - June 2003


University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School Venture Capital & Private Equity
IMD Business School Executive Education
Duke University

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Robotics

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Laura Oliphant
Director, Intel Capital, Intel Capital. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Great technical knowledge
Ahin Thomas
They're my friends  •  Seasoned Marketing Athlete With Expertise In the Modern Commerce Stack.
I've known Grant for a decade - his perspective, expertise, and integrity are the things that I believe have enabled him to be a great advis ... or. Perspective -> Grant has the rare ability to be context aware. I don't get cookie cutter feedback from Grant. I DO get a guy who takes the time to understand what is going on, ask great questions, and help shape answers. Expertise -> Grant has incredible experience with startups AND massive companies. He's seen a lot and is generous with his knowledge base. Oh yeah, he's also one of the smartest people I know. Integrity -> Grant has the utmost integrity. I have been able to trust him with all sorts of sensitive information. I can also rely on him to be straightforward when it's time to have a difficult conversation. Grant is the exact type of person you want in your corner.
Logan Soya
We worked together  •  Young Entrepreneur Intern, Foundation Capital.
Grant's been a supporter and advocate of AQ and is a great asset!
Bic Stevens
Principal, Stevens Capital Advisors. Previously SVP of Business Development, Premium Power Corporation. Harvard Business School grad.
Smart and highly experienced...working for an excellent major firm