LOS ANGELES, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound Ventures, a venture capital firm founded by Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary, today announced the addition of Effie Epstein as Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Epstein will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the fund, including fund allocation and strategy, investments and portfolio company value-creation.
"Effie's rare blend of operational and leadership experience brings a valuable perspective to our firm and our portfolio companies," said Ashton Kutcher, Founding Partner of Sound Ventures. "Adding Effie to the incredibly talented Sound team already in place, will propel the firm's growth as we continue to invest in game-changing entrepreneurs."
Epstein has over a decade of multi-industry operational experience, having held leadership positions across media, financial services and technology companies such as iHeartMedia Inc., NYSE Euronext and Merrill Lynch. Most recently, she led Global Strategy at Marsh, a multi-billion dollar division of financial services firm Marsh & McLennan. Epstein earned her BA from University of Texas in Austin and her MBA from Harvard Business School.
"I am extremely excited to join Sound as we continue to find and fuel great companies across the tech ecosystem," said Epstein.
Sound also announced today that Maaria Bajwa will join the firm as an Associate. Most recently, Bajwa was a Senior Associate with ICG Advisors, a $4B financial advisor, where she covered investment due diligence and market research for alternative investment strategies.
Epstein and Bajwa join Abe Burns, Partner, and Kelly Donnelly, Director of Portfolio Management, at the firm.
About Sound Ventures
Sound Ventures is an LA-based venture capital firm that invests in exceptional entrepreneurs. Since its founding in early 2015, Sound has invested in a wide range of technology companies—from enterprise to consumer, early stage to growth. Sound brings a unique and differentiated network to the venture community: artists, marketers, innovators and public sector thought-leaders. Our portfolio includes Gusto, Neighborly and Robinhood, among others. For more information, visit http://www.sound-ventures.com/
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