Hey guys. Big Gulps, eh? All right! (Pause) Welp, seeya later!
That was a Dumb and Dumber reference. If you got it, we have a 73% higher chance of being friends. This was also my high school yearbook quote 🤷🏻♀️
Me, the work edition: I’m an Operating Partner at Accomplice and an angel investor; formerly a startup person (at Ovuline and Abine) and a lawyer. I invest in things that feel like they’re out of sci-fi and video games, like augmented/virtual reality and AI.
Me, the personal edition: I buy more books than I can read. If I could make just one food calorie-free for life, it’d be brownie sundaes. Cosplay, Halloween, and theme parties are my favorite things. I have a tattoo of the Triforce from the Legend of Zelda. I can do a lot of pull-ups. I crush sci-fi books, shows, and movies. Poor grammar makes me unhappy. I wish I could take a nap every day. I like electronic music, the First Amendment, and anti-humor. I have two fat adopted cats.
Media bio: Sarah A. Downey is an Operating Partner at Accomplice (FKA Atlas Venture) and a General Partner at Yubari (the angel fund she co-manages) focusing on frontier tech. Sarah co-founded Rev Boston, an award and event honoring 20 of the top women in Boston tech at the VP or Director levels in their careers. Previously, she was Director of Marketing at Ovuline, a women’s reproductive health startup making fertility and pregnancy mobile apps, and Manager of Content and Communications at Abine, a consumer online privacy startup. Sarah received her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law with a certificate in intellectual property and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Hamilton College. Sarah has been published as a source or writer in over 250 publications, including The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Forbes, The Economist, CNET, and CNN. She is a video gamer, weight lifter, and scifi fan, and serves on the board of nonprofit InnerCity Weightlifting.
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