Fern Mandelbaum

Co-Founder and Partner


Fern Mandelbaum, is an entrepreneur, coach, lecturer and investor. She is a Managing Partner at Vista Venture Partners. Her portfolio includes: Guild Education, BetterUp, MissionU, Andela, Sparta Science, Blendoor, Pique Tea, Tinkergarten, Vocate, FaunaDB, GridSpace, popchips and PicnicHealth. She is also an advisor to Accompany, Talent Sonar, Aplomb, Pair Eyewear, ClockWise, and Ava. Fern teaches Entrepreneurship from Diverse Perspectives, POWer - Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital from the Perspective of Women, and Equity By Design - Building Diverse and Inclusive Organizations at Stanford Business School. She co-teaches the Accel Innovation Scholars Program, a one-year entrepreneurship program for Stanford engineering PhD students. She is a mentor in the Mayfield Fellows Program, in theStanford Technology Ventures Program, and is an adviser to StartX, Stanford’s accelerator. She has lectured at Brown University and San Jose State, and in Stanford’s Ignite, Exec Ed, and Continuing Studies programs. Fern also coaches CEO’s on building companies, and works with companies and venture firms such as LinkedIn, Sequoia, and Intercom on inclusive leadership and building diverse and inclusive organizations. Fern was co-founder and CEO of Skyline Products (acquired by IDEO). She worked at Monitor Ventures, Metcal, Bain and Company, SRI International, Hewlett Packard and the Kyoto Shinyo Bank (in Kyoto, Japan). Fern received an M.B.A. from Stanford and a B.A., Economics from Brown University. She enjoys running, cycling, yoga, and going on walks with her family, friends, and colleagues. She is married, and has two children, Miles, 16 and Skylar, 23.

Want to contact Fern Mandelbaum?

Feel free to contact us to make you prepared.


Fern Mandelbaum, is an entrepreneur, coach, lecturer and investor. She is a Managing Partner at Vista Venture Partners. Her portfolio inclu...

Number of Registered Investments:4

Contact Details:

Location:San Francisco, California, United States

Email is Not Provided

Phone Number:San Francisco, California, United States

Updated August 2023. This content was crafted by an associate of Najafi Capital (“Najafi”) and is presented strictly for informational objectives. The details on this page neither advocate for nor dissuade the subscription, acquisition, or sale of any security or offering. The material Najafi evaluates for project owner screening and due diligence stems directly from the project owner presenting the investment opportunity. While Najafi perceives the information to have been sourced from trustworthy channels, there is no absolute assurance, warranty, or representation concerning its authenticity. Najafi renounces any liability regarding content provided by the project owner, inclusive of the data utilized to fulfill elements outlined on this page. Najafi is not accountable for the precision, legality, or the affirmation of subsequent details shared by the project owner.

Prospective investors are urged to perform their individual due diligence and authenticate the provided data. Investing inherently encompasses risks, inclusive of the potential loss of capital invested. All investors are recommended to ponder over these aspects in tandem with a chosen professional consultant to ascertain the suitability of an investment.

Investment Finder Wizard

Investment Finder Wizard

Powered by Google GemniAI, Controlled by Experts

What is your main goal for Investment?

Investment Size

In which Industry?

Which Countries do you prefer?

You can either specify the region or describe it with terms like "Germanic countries", "Countries with Mild Weather",...

Your tailored investment plan is on the way!

Soon, our team will analyze your investment goals and preferences to provide you with a comprehensive report outlining the ideal jurisdictions, investment strategies, and potential opportunities aligned with your selected industries. Stay tuned for insightful guidance tailored to your specific needs.