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Susan Mason

Co-Founder, Aligned Partners

Susan Mason is a member of Kauffman Fellows Class 2 and served her fellowship under mentor Rob Kuhling at ONSET Ventures in Menlo Park, CA. She is a General Partner with Aligned Partners, a venture firm she co-founded with another Kauffman Fellow. Aligned Partners specializes in investments in highly capital efficient start-ups in the Information Technology area. Susan is focused on investing in early stage start-ups in the cloud and mobile computing domains.

Prior to co-founding Aligned Partners, Susan was with ONSET Ventures for 15 years and helped to raise 5 ONSET funds. She came to ONSET Ventures in 1996 after holding positions in high-tech engineering, marketing and business development.

Prior to joining ONSET, Susan led a successful consulting practice helping Fortune 100 corporations capitalize on emerging markets and technologies. Early in her career, she held positions in marketing and engineering design of high-performance systems and microprocessors for Fujitsu Microelectronics, Fairchild Semiconductor and NCR Microelectronics.

Susan received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado and her MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Susan is a founding board member and currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Center for Venture Education