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Melissa Gail Pancoast

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Operations Manager, Big Health. Previously Research Officer, University of Oxford.

Operations Manager, Big Health. Previously Research Officer, University of Oxford.

4 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Product
I have an idea I'm commited to

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product

Involved In


University of Oxford
270 Strategies


VP Sales Operations Seacliff Sales Accelerator February 2015 - present
Operations Big Health November 2014 - February 2015
Research Officer University of Oxford April 2013 - October 2014
State Director StudentsFirst April 2012 - September 2012
Director of Academic Programming and Novice Coach Row New York June 2009 - April 2012
Recruitment Associate and Corps Member Teach For America 2007 - 2009


University of Oxford Evidence-Based Social Intervention 2012 - 2013
Stetson University Political Science and Government 2003 - 2007
West Shore HIgh School

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Healthcare
  • • Financial Services
  • • Mobile
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Non-profit • Academics • Community Outreach • Public speaking • Teaching

Key Accomplishments

I've run a couple of marathons and rowed some fast boats. Lived or worked in FL, NY, OH, CA, Germany, the UK, and South Africa. I've got ideas for days, but this is the one that I have to build. now. I have a pretty varied background but the strong theme is managing great teams to build programs and products that people love.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I'm looking for someone as committed as I am. I think it's important that we collaborate and create well together, that we can consult robustly -agree and disagree- but always seek the best result for the product. Also important that each of us has our specialties and owns the relevant responsibilities.

Vouches Received

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Stephen Johnston
They're my friends  •  Partner, Generator Ventures and Co-Founder, Innovation Leaders Fund. Harvard Business School grad.
Spirited, driven and optimistic. A deep thinker, who gets stuff done and is a joy to be around.
Elizabeth Gibbons
We worked together  •  External Affairs & Legislative Liaison, Office of Government Relations, Los Angeles Unified School District.
She's smart, savvy, and full of passion. She breaks boundaries. She mixes an analytical expertise with big picture vision.
Sebastian Turner
We worked together  •  Co-founder, Prepify. Previously Human Capital and Education Consultant, Victory Education Partners. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Melissa is driven by a strong moral compass and does not lose sight of what is important in her work.
Omar Restom
They're my friends  •  Mobile Product Manager, LinkedIn. Previously Cofounder and CEO, Chefler. Harvard Business School grad.
Melissa's not just trying to start a company for the sake of starting a company. She's in it to solve real problems in people's lives and bu ... ild things people want. And she's relentless and super passionate in the pursuit of that goal. This will help carry her team and her to deliver a product with a monumental impact, get investors excited too, and make customers love the company.