Mentor Session: Shari Foldes
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Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Shari Foldes is head of marketing for DFJ. She provides strategic marketing and communications counsel and support for DFJ's portfolio companies.
Before joining DFJ, Shari led marketing and communications for several startups including Ustream and Popchips. At Ustream, she was responsible for the company's external marketing and communications efforts including partnership and event announcements, social media, and outbound demand generation campaigns. She oversaw Ustream's marketing efforts behind the Shiba Inu Puppy Cam, the most viral video of 2008. Shari began her career in brand marketing and communications at Ketchum in San Francisco.
Shari graduated with a B.A. dual degree in journalism and political science from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications and has lived in the Bay Area since 2003.