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Denver Angels and DA Ventures Seed Fund Enhance Leadership Team

Denver Angels

Denver Angels, a Denver, CO-based investment syndicate connecting regional startups with capital, announced the appointment of Julie Pearl as Chief Operating Officer and Elyse Kent as a Partner at DA Ventures Seed Fund.

Julie Pearl brings over two decades of experience in technology. In her role as COO she will oversee daily operations, provide strategic advice to founders and guide investment decisions to build exceptional companies. Her career includes a number of leadership roles at Google, including Senior Director of Digital Business for Nest, Senior Director of Developer Relations for Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Motorola Mobility when it was acquired by Google. Prior to Google, she served as Security Project Manager at Microsoft. She is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado, Boulder and is a Mentor at Techstars Boulder Accelerator and recently named an All Star mentor.

Elyse Kent brings understanding of startup dynamics from over a decade of hands-on operating experience in emerging tech ecosystems and venture-backed companies. Most recently serving as the Head of Platform at a prominent Colorado early-stage venture firm, Kent has been instrumental in accelerating the growth of early-stage startups. At DA Ventures Seed Fund, she will use her knowledge-base of leadership team dynamics and go-to-market strategies to drive new investments and foster the next generation of innovators.

Led by CEO David Prichard, and COO Julie Pearl, Denver Angels is an investment community of over 700 Accredited Investors, High-Net-Worth Individuals, and Family Offices dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs at the forefront of innovation. To date, Denver Angels has invested $31M in growth-stage companies that have shown demonstrable traction in their markets. In June 2023, Denver Angels launched the DA Ventures Seed Fund.

Commenting on the news, Prichard said: “We are excited to welcome Julie and Elyse to the Denver Angels and DA Ventures Seed Fund team. Their passion for growing great teams and combined track records speak volumes. We are confident that their involvement will enhance our value proposition, secure more exceptional investment opportunities, and strengthen the support we provide to the companies we invest in.