Theresia Gouw


Theresia Gouw is co-founder of Aspect Ventures, a leading early stage venture firm with a unique focus on bridging the funding gap between angels and the larger multi-stage VC platforms through collaboration and diversity. Aspect invests across sectors but has particular expertise in cybersecurity, enterprise software and solutions targeting the future of work, and digital health. Prior to establishing Aspect in 2014, she was a Managing General Partner at Accel Partners, a global venture capital firm.

Theresia earned a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, with a concentration in engineering, from Brown in 1990. She was first elected to the Corporation as an Alumni Trustee in 2007, and joined the Board of Fellows in 2012 where she was a member until becoming Treasurer in 2016.  She has also served on Presidential Advisory Councils and was co-chair of her reunion. 

Theresia holds an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she co-teaches a course on Venture Capital. She is a director on several technology company boards (ForeScout (FSCT), Cato Networks, TheMuse, Deserve, Exabeam, and Astro) and has championed many successful companies through IPOs or acquisitions (Imperva (IMPV), Trulia (TRLA) and Kosmix (acquired by WMT)).  Theresia is Vice Chair of, and she also serves on the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council, the Castilleja School Board and the DAPER Investment Fund.