Jillian Manus is an experienced banking and media executive, a technology investor and entrepreneur. She is Managing Partner of an early stage Silicon Valley venture fund, Structure Capital. Branded ”Architects of the Zero Economy” they invest in underutilized assets and excess capacity.
Ms. Manus serves on numerous boards including: Stanford University Digital Health board, Stanford University School of Medicine Board of Fellows, Advisory Board of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center Board of Directors, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and Communities In Schools.
Prior to Structure Capital, Ms. Manus was Founder of Broad Strategy, Manus Media and Global Goal Sports Management. She served as Co-Director of TMT for Credit Suisse Zurich, and Director of Development for Universal and Warner Bros. Studios. She began venture investing after serving as Associate Publisher of the national publication Upside, reporting on the financial strategies of the tech industry.
As a frequent global public speaker, Ms. Manus provides business and political commentary in the media, primarily on CNBC and Bloomberg. She co-hosts Gimlet Media’s podcast “The Pitch.” Ms. Manus attended The University of Oxford & NYU, where she served on the Board of Trustees. She was named one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business by the San Francisco Business Times.
Ms. Manus chaired The Women’s Conference, where she joined California’s then First Lady, Maria Shriver, to create the world’s largest conference addressing issues important to women. She remains an active advocate in investing in women’s potential and success. She is the mother of four children who are breath, smile and inspiration.