Robyn Ward

Robyn Ward

Robyn runs New Media Ventures at UTA, working closely with UTA's portfolio of early-stage companies as well as making strategic investments. Prior to UTA, Ms Ward spent 15 years working at startups.

Twitter: @rmward
Member since July 22, 2014
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University of Southern California , BS , Entrepreneurship, Finance

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Robyn Ward has 15 years of experience working with early stage Internet

companies.  Her expertise is in business model development, launch

planning and execution, strategic partnerships, and fundraising. In

addition to numerous consulting and advisory roles, Robyn has been among

the first handful of employees at 6 venture-backed companies.  Having been

a part of the NYC Tech community since 2000, she moved to LA in 2008 to

run Business Development efforts for Docstoc, the leading small business

resources portal that is now owned by Intuit. Robyn recently switched from

operator to service provider, taking a role heading up New Media Ventures

for United Talent Agency.  In her new role, she works closely with UTA's

portfolio of early-stage companies, helping them with business planning,

fundraising, team building, customer acquisition, and business

development. In addition she identifies new investment and incubation

opportunities for UTA.


Robyn began her career as an investment banker with Donaldson, Lufkin and

Jenrette. She's also a prolific teacher, leader and speaker tapped by

companies and events to share her expertise with early stage and startup

founders, and is an active leader among LA¹s tech community. She holds a

BS in Business, with a dual emphasis on Entrepreneurship and Finance, from

the University of Southern California.