Co-Founder and Secretary
Partner, Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners
Board Director, IDEALAB
Reneé LaBran brings 25+ years of operating, strategic, and financial experience to the investment world. She is a partner with Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners, managing a portfolio of later stage consumer product companies, and a Board Director for Idealab in Pasadena. Ms. LaBran was also a founding Partner of Rustic Canyon Partners, an early stage venture capital firm. She was recently appointed by Governor Brown to the Board of Trustees for the California State Bar Association, as a non-attorney public member.
Prior to Rustic Canyon, Ms. LaBran held a variety of executive positions with the Los Angeles Times/Times Mirror. She was also a co-founder and served as Chief Executive Officer of CareerPath.com (now CareerBuilder), and a co-founder of Classified Ventures. Ms. LaBran graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California atBerkeley, and earned an M.B.A. with honors from the Harvard Business School