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Monica Zent

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

CEO @ Foxwordy. Member @ Sand Hill Angels. Founder @ ZentLaw. Owner @ Sierra Madre Investments. MBA/JD

CEO @ Foxwordy. Member @ Sand Hill Angels. Founder @ ZentLaw. Owner @ Sierra Madre Investments. MBA/JD

4 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Product
I have an idea I'm commited to
I don’t have much time for the next several months

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product

Involved In


Foxwordy Inc.
Sierra Madre Investments LLC
Prior Startups


Founder & CEO Foxwordy Inc. November 2012 - present
Member Sand Hill Angels September 2011 - present
Member/Co-founder Sierra Madre Investments LLC May 2006 - present
Founder and Managing Attorney ZentLaw January 2002 - present
Attorney Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich 1999 - 2002
Founder Prior Startups March 1995 - March 1999
Legal Director The Family Channel 1997 - 1999
Manager of Business and Legal Affairs Saban Entertainment 1996 - 1997
Manager, Rights and Licensing MTM Entertainment 1995 - 1997
Account Executive First Interstate Bank 1992 - 1993
New Account Executive First Interstate Bank 1991 - 1992
New Account Representative Wells Fargo Bank 1989 - 1992


Loyola Law School 1996 - 1997
USD Law 1996
USD School of Business 1993 - present
SCU - B.S/B.S. Magna Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa 1992 - present
U.S. Army ROTC 1989 - present
Graduate School Programs
Stanford Graduate School of Business

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
Advisor With
  • • Financing
  • • Growth hacking
  • • Community Building
  • • Strategic Partnerships
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Fashion
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Program Management • Business Development • Business Strategy • Business Transactions • Program development

Key Accomplishments

I've been a serial entrepreneur, investor, and advisor for years who often advises other entrepreneurs as well. I've sat on boards and invested in many startups. My perspective is varied and deep in these areas: business, marketing, customer experience, sales, legal, and growth strategy. Everything else you can read on LinkedIn.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

All of the above.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Jonathan Chen
They're my investor  •  CEO, Wine Innovations, LLC and President and CEO, Liknon, Inc.. Stanford grad.
Characteristics: intelligent, articulate, industrious, takes pride in her work, pays great attention to detail, honest, pragmatic, knowledge ... able, well-networked, well-respected
Delma Locke
We worked together  •  Director, US Commercial Law, Apple. Previously Legal Director - Associate General Counsel; Assistant General Counsel, Sun Microsystems.
Monica has a wide range of experience, is quick thinking and great to work with.
Marian Sabety
Investor, Sand Hill Angels. Previously Founder, CEO, Wyndstorm Corporation. University of Southern California grad.
Strong vision, excellent communications, identifies clear opportunities
Wendy Harrington
Chief Marketing Officer, Tyto Life LLC. Stanford GSB grad. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grad.

Jonathan Chen
We worked together  •  CEO, Wine Innovations, LLC and President and CEO, Liknon, Inc.. Stanford grad.
Jonathan is highly intelligent, has a wide range of perspectives, isn't afraid to take risks, and is well-connected. He knows what it means ... to be an entrepreneur because he's been one many times over. Jonathan is a capable leader as well as an asset to any team or advisory board.

Diego May
Co-founder & CEO, Junar. Previously Advisor, Zauber.