Join Daversa Partners on January 12th for an interactive webinar supported by Hunt Scanlon Media. The session will focus on Dreamscape, a newly launched business unit of Daversa Partners dedicated to advancing Black representation on the boards and executive teams of companies and investing firms in technology.
Black executives have largely not been afforded the same opportunities in tech startups and venture capital, according to Daversa. Dreamscape addresses this by focusing on industry-wide equity and transformation. By working in partnership with CEOs, founders and investors who are committed to making sure there is Black representation at the leadership level, Dreamscape is serving as a catalyst for change.
“Dreamscape was built on the premise that the tech community does not, in fact, have a pipeline or scarcity issue – but rather it suffers from an access problem to diverse leaders,” said Clinton Browning, head of Dreamscape.
Partner & Head
Clint Browning is responsible for leading Daversa’s business unit, Dreamscape, which is dedicated to ensuring there is Black representation on the boards and executive teams of companies and investing firms in technology. Knowing that Black executives have largely not been afforded the same opportunities in tech startups and venture capital, Dreamscape and the rest of the Daversa team considered ways the firm could effectively make an impact on this issue. The result was Dreamscape, which connects well-established members of startups and venture capital firms that are looking for executives or board directors with accomplished, proven and board-ready Black talent.
A marketing and strategy executive turned headhunter, it’s no wonder Michelle’s first charter at Daversa was to support the firm’s marketing and go-to market practice. Michelle has since broadened her body of work to include marketing, CEO, finance, product and customer success. Michelle spends the majority of her time in Enterprise Software and SMB with a healthy dose of Consumer. Some of her most recent work includes Board, VP and C-Level placements for HubSpot, Dataminr, Nexthink, BetterUp, AppLovin, Zscaler, Freshworks, Klaviyo and Demandbase. In addition to her search work, Michelle co-leads Daversa Partners’ Data and Analytics center, which is comprised of an elite team focused on identifying and building relationships with the next generation of technology leaders and innovators.
Head of Talent
Sharah joined Venrock in 2017 as Head of Talent. She focuses on talent strategy for both the firm and portfolio companies. Previously, Sharah was the Director of Recruiting at One Medical, a business focused on transforming healthcare technology, delivery and experience in primary care. There she built, scaled and led the team responsible for recruiting for the organization (from 200+ to 1200+ team members) across a diverse range of talent including clinical, executive, corporate, product and engineering. Prior to One Medical, Sharah spent several years leading executive search projects at Daversa Partners for industry leading innovative technology start-ups nationwide. Sharah is originally from Hong Kong and received her BA in Anthropology from New York University.