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Julia Stigletz, Partner, GSV AcceleraTE

Julia is currently a Partner at GSV AcceleraTE, a venture capital firm investing in early stage companies in the education and talent technology sector. She previously was one of the first leadership hires at Coursera, joining the company one month after the company launched as their 12th employee. Her most recent role at Coursera was Vice President of Enterprise, where she found and led Coursera’s enterprise business. Her team also pioneered Coursera’s Industry Content Partnerships (including Google, IBM and Cisco), and started the Coursera for Refugee program, which to date has reached over ten thousand refugees.  Before Coursera she managed the Google Apps for Education team. Julia started out as a fourth grade teacher in East San Jose through Teach For America (Bay Area finalist for the Sue Lehmann award for teaching excellence) and went on to lead professional development for TFA in the Bay Area. Julia holds a BA from Pomona College, an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and an MA in education from Stanford University. Julia sits on the boards of Fairygodboss, Team4Tech and Rocketship Public Schools, and is member of McKinsey’s Consortium on the Advancement of Adult Learning and Development (CAALD).