Venture Capitalist in San Francisco, California
Jillian Manus is an experienced banking and media executive, a technology investor and entrepreneur. She is the Managing Partner of Structure Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology companies. In her role with Structure Capital, Jillian provides strategic support to founding teams focused on creating value in underutilized assets and excess capacity. She serves on the boards of several of her portfolio companies, including Hyp3r, Iggbo, and Liquiglide.
Prior to Structure Capital, Jillian was Founder of Broad Strategy, Manus Media and Global Goal Sports Management.
Earlier in her career, Jillian worked in banking and media, serving as M&A co-director of TMT for Credit Suisse Zurich, and later as Director of Development for Universal and Warner Bros. Studios. She became interested in technology investing after serving as Associate Publisher of Upside, a San Francisco-based business and technology magazine for venture capitalists.
Jillian chaired the Board of The Women's Conference, where she joined California’s then First Lady Maria Shriver, to create the world’s largest conference addressing issues important to women. Jillian is an active philanthropist and sits on the boards of Stanford University Digital Health, Stanford University School of Medicine Board of Fellows, DukeEngage, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and Communities in Schools.
As a frequent global public speaker, Jillian provides business and political commentary at events and in the media, primarily for Bloomberg and Fox News. Currently she serves as a co-host on the podcast The Pitch, which has been called “a better, more realistic version of Shark Tank.”
Jillian attended The University of Oxford and NYU, where she served on the Board of Trustees. She was named one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business 2016 by the San Francisco Business Times.