Tess Hatch

Vice President

Tess is a vice president based in the Silicon Valley office fostering entrepreneurship of frontier technology, specifically the commercialization of space, drones, autonomous vehicles, and the future of agriculture and food technology. She wants to invest in technology and people who believe as strongly as she does that frontier technology will develop solutions for societal problems.

Tess earned a Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics engineering from Stanford. She went on to work for Boeing and then SpaceX where she worked with the government on integrating its payloads with the Falcon9 rocket. She remains close to her alma mater by co-teaching a class at Stanford for professors interested in commercializing their research, serving on the board of advisors for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, and founding the Stanford Aero/Astro Alumni Association. Tess was recently named Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Venture Capital.

Tess is passionate about space exploration and imagines a future where we all travel to space. She hopes to one day take a trip herself.

Companies

Crosschq

Crosschq

Crosschq is pioneering Human Intelligence Hiring™ by harnessing the power of people to help companies better screen, onboard and source the best talent.

DroneDeploy

DroneDeploy

DroneDeploy is the leading cloud software platform for commercial drones, and is making the power of aerial data accessible and productive for everyone.

Forever Oceans

Forever Oceans

Forever Oceans is committed to protecting our planet and preserving our oceans.

Impossible Aerospace

Impossible Aerospace

Impossible Aerospace manufactures battery-electric aircraft products.

Iris Automation

Iris Automation

Iris Automation provides robust collision avoidance systems for industrial drones.

Phantom Auto

Phantom Auto

Phantom Auto is a remote control-as-a-service safety solution for autonomous vehicles (AVs).

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab delivers a range of complete rocket systems and technologies for fast and low-cost payload deployment.

Smule

Smule

Smule develops music-making apps that connect people.

Spire

Spire

Spire is a space to cloud data analytics company utilizing satellites to provide maritime, aviation, and weather tracking.

Velo3D

Velo3D

Velo3D develops metal additive manufacturing solutions, including 3D printing systems, print preparation software and integration technology.

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