Being creative in the face of extreme uncertainty is a key career skill. I enjoy working with professional teams to apply the latest innovation techniques being developed at Stanford and UC Berkeley to real-world situations. Whether through workshops, investing, startup advising or corporate consulting, I support people working with emerging technologies to address big, complicated challenges.



After earning a BS in Finance from UC Berkeley and an MBA + Certificate of Public Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Leah had a successful career as a co-founder of technology companies. Beginning with a $380 million sale of the first company she co-founded, Leah has co-founded and led or coached numerous technology and sustainability companies to successful exits. 

Leah also served as the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Stanford GSB and is now teaching entrepreneurship and innovation at Stanford, UC Berkeley and the University of North Carolina.  In addition to angel investing and advising startups, Leah also consults to corporations, universities and nonprofit organizations, particularly around establishing innovation programs and alternative sources of revenue or support.