Vivatech 2023

My first career was professional concert violinist

Caroline Winnett

Executive Director

Berkeley SkyDeck

Caroline is Executive Director of Berkeley SkyDeck, UC Berkeley's startup accelerator and incubator. At SkyDeck she leads a program that hosts over 200 companies per year. Caroline was the force behind the creation of the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund, a $80 million VC fund investing in SkyDeck startups that shares half of fund profits with UC Berkeley. Prior to Berkeley SkyDeck, Caroline was a serial entrepreneur. Caroline co-founded the pioneer company in the neuromarketing industry, NeuroFocus, which was acquired by Nielsen in 2011. Before her career in startups, Caroline was a professional concert violinist. Caroline is a recognized speaker on startups, accelerators, and consumer neuroscience. Caroline received her MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Her undergraduate studies were at Brown University and she earned her Violin Performance degree at the Indiana University School of Music. In her spare time she likes to play the violin, ski, and cycle.

A fun fact about me

My first career was professional concert violinist

My interests

Growth & Investment

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