Liza Benson is a Partner with Moderne Ventures and helps lead and manage investment activity with particular focus on high-growth technology companies that can achieve rapid adoption and scale. Prior to Moderne, Liza was a Partner with StarVest Partners, focused on expansion stage B2B SaaS investments. Previously, Liza was a Managing Director of Highbridge Principals Strategies and invested primarily in online video, digital media, and marketing technologies and prior to that she was a Managing Director with Bear Stearns’ Constellation Growth Capital and an investment banker at Patricof & Co and First Union where she started her career.
Liza has been a board member or Observer in more than a dozen companies including Cxense [FRA:CXH], Widevine (sold to Google), Webify (sold to IBM), Siperian (sold to Informatica) and K12 [NYSE: LRN], Bench, Ceros, Transactis RAMP OpenSlate, Xignite, CrowdTwist and UrbanBound. She also led an investment in Capital IQ which was sold to McGraw-Hill.
Liza received a BA in Mathematical Economics, summa cum laude, from Colgate University.