Fellows Directory

Lisa Coca

GE Ventures

Lisa is a Managing Director and investor in GE Ventures’ Enterprise Practice, which invests in startups focused on corporate productivity and operational efficiency. In this capacity, she is a contributing member to the boards for HourlyNerd and Ascendify. She was the architect and led GE Ventures' EDGE program, which leverages the global scale, expertise, and resources of GE to provide startup partners with programs and tools to help them grow and scale their enterprises.

Prior to joining GE Ventures, Lisa’s professional career spanned a number of other disciplines including finance, sales and marketing, strategy, and business development at major financial institutions such as GE Capital, Bankers Trust, and Deutsche Bank.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Lisa graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with Honors, and earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business

Lisa serves on the Board of BizWorld, a nonprofit whose mission is to inspire children to have an entrepreneurial spirit and do amazing things. She is a also member of the Executive Committee for Bay Area Women’s Philanthropy Network and serves as a mentor for SHE-CAN, which builds female leadership by supporting disadvantaged young women from post-conflict countries in their pursuit of higher education.

Lisa lives in Los Altos with her husband and three children.

Lisa served her fellowship at GE Ventures as a member of Class 21. Her mentor was Karen Kerr (Charter Class; Kauffman Fellows board member).