Ingrid started her career as a web application developer in the late 90s. Having experience with both interactive agencies and venture-funded, she co-founded a boutique development shop, Quick Left in 2010 in downtown Boulder. Quick Left grew quickly and was acquired by Cognizant in 2016, with the purpose of developing an internal startup accelerator. The group expanded to over 1000 people globally and grew into Cognizant’s internal product division for a time. The accelerator team exceeded diversity numbers for the rest of the company as well as market competitors. She left Cognizant in 2020 to become a General Partner at Stage Fund, a private equity firm making control investments in pre-scale companies. She primarily focuses on portfolio operations and technology due diligence, including rolling up her sleeves to help the companies grow to the next level.
Ingrid loves working with people, making connections, motivating, collaborating and solving problems. She is a sought-after public speaker, having won numerous awards including Entrepreneur of the Year. Quick Left made the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies a few years in a row. Ingrid served as Chair of the Board for Turing School of Software and Design for 6 years and has been a mentor for Boulder-based TechStars Accelerator. Her personal belief is that successful technologies lie in the intersection of technology and human connection. While she’s no longer writing code, she’ll always be an engineer at heart, thinking strategically about providing impactful solutions. Ingrid lives in Boulder, Colorado with her 6-year-old twin girls. In a past life, she was on the US Cycling team as well as a competitive nordic skier. She’s traded in her gear for a pair of running shoes for new athletic challenges ahead, and to keep up with her girls who are now riding their own pedal bikes.