Trae is the co-founder and managing director of Defy. She was previously a general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Over her career she invested in a number of leading companies including eero, Nest Labs, Dropcam, Aggregate Knowledge, and Opower.
She was previously the co-founder of Good Technology, and began her career at the design firm IDEO. Trae is the author of 13 patents across a broad array of technologies and disciplines.
Trae earned a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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