Sarah Cone of Illuminate Ventures brings a broad interdisciplinary background, prior investment analyst experience and hands-on startup operating skills in the tech sector to her role as a venture associate with Illuminate.

Sarah developed her passion for high tech and belief in the value of entrepreneurship early in her career – as one of the early employees at Amazon, as a public policy advocate for entrepreneurship with Public Knowledge, as a research analyst at Omidyar Network and as a policy strategist at Google.

Sarah also made a direct foray into the world of high tech entrepreneurship as co-founder and CEO of social news reader Of Record. Holding her JD from UC Berkeley Boalt School of Law and BA from Evergreen State College, Sarah has a pragmatic, but open view of the world of high tech.