Entrepreneurs Unplugged: Kelly Graziadei, F7 Ventures

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Silicon Flatirons presents Kelly Graziadei as our featured entrepreneur, a founding board member of the advisory board for CU Boulder’s College of Media, Communication, and Information.

Entrepreneurs Unplugged is a meeting place where faculty, students, and community members learn about and get involved in entrepreneurship. In particular, the program offers students, faculty, and the Front Range startup community an opportunity to learn how a successful startup is created as well as an opportunity to network. Each session features an experienced entrepreneur discussing their startup experiences.

Kelly brings 20 years of leadership experience in tech and consumer internet with companies ranging from 3 to 200,000 people. Throughout her career, Kelly has driven dramatic scale, revenue growth, and product development while establishing teams and cultures that help people perform at their full potential. She spent seven and a half years at Facebook in leadership positions in sales, product marketing, and media, building and leading its Mid-Market Sales & Account Management team in North America. Later during her tenure at Facebook, she led Monetization Product Marketing for the Direct Response Ads & Commerce business globally, focused on inbound product strategy and global go-to-market.

In 2018, Kelly became a founding partner of F7 Ventures, a seed investment fund comprised of seven female leaders who met during their tenure at Facebook. With expertise in product, engineering, sales, marketing, partnerships, HR, and operations, F7 invests in and helps bold founders grow and scale at their earliest stages.

Kelly graduated with honors from the University of Colorado with a BS in advertising and lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons. Kelly is a board member of Pacific Community Ventures and had the honor of delivering the 2016 Commencement address at the University of Colorado at Boulder.


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