Elana holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA and MPA from Harvard University. She’s an almost lifelong New Yorker and serves on the Digital Steering Committee for the Brooklyn Public Library system.
Elana Berkowitz is a founding partner of Springbank Collective which invests in early stage companies building the infrastructure to enable working women and families to thrive across career, care and household consumers. Investments include Season Health, Plume, Wellthy, Chief and Little Otter. She also advises Eric Schmidt's family office.
She also serves as a member of the Investment Advisory Committee for New York Ventures, the venture capital fund of New York State’s government.
A serial social entrepreneur and policy wonk, she's a former Obama Administration technology policy official across the Obama-Biden Transition Team, the FCC and Secretary Clinton's office at the State Department. She also served as innovator-in-residence for CARE, one of the world's largest humanitarian organizations where she launched a refugee filmmaking program with Adobe and co-founded a startup that built the first ever voter registration chatbot which has since been acquired. She's done strategy, user insights and impact partnerships consulting for companies and organizations including Etsy, Kickstarter, Google and Code for America. She also worked at McKinsey as a technology, media, and telecom consultant across 10 countries.
She's on the steering committee for Power the Polls, which registered 700,000+ young Americans to serve as poll workers in 2020.