Angela Sun Joins Alpha Edison as Chief Operating Officer and Partner
Sun joins leadership team where she’ll focus on expanding the investing platform, capital formation, and scaling operational capacity through the company’s data and behavioral science teams.
LOS ANGELES, September 9, 2019-- Angela Sun has been named Chief Operating Officer and Partner for the investment firm, Alpha Edison, it was announced today by Nick Grouf and Nate Redmond, Managing Partners. Sun will supervise a team responsible for research, capital formation, behavioral science, operations, marketing, finance, and human capital.
Alpha Edison is a knowledge-driven venture firm that invests in early-stage companies using AI, data and behavioral science to provide investable insights and unlock new markets. Through thematic investing and business model innovation, Alpha Edison helps entrepreneurs make better decisions and scale their enterprise.
Sun joins the company after a decade at Bloomberg LP, where she served most recently as Global Head of Strategy and Corporate Development and created the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, a first-of-its-kind social index product that has become an industry standard for issuers and investors. She is on the board of directors at The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) and is a Trustee of Second Stage Theater and the Museum of Arts and Design. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Advisory Council of the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights.
“Alpha Edison is committed to expanding its reach beyond early-stage investments and into a larger platform focused on entrepreneurs and significant growth,” said Grouf. “Angela is a proven executive, bringing recognized leadership across a diversified range of sectors, from financial services to media, healthcare, public policy and government. As we expand our platform and capabilities, we believe her operational skills and global network will further solidify the foundation of our firm while making us even more agile.”
Redmond added, “What sets Alpha Edison apart is our focus on cognitive diversity in both our team and portfolio, which fuels our theme- and thesis-driven investment approach. From our first conversation with Angela, we felt a shared sense of mission. Alpha Edison is also committed to delivering entrepreneurship for good. As Angela is known as an innovator in social impact, her expertise and passion fits well within our ethos.”
“I am drawn to the entrepreneurial talent and culture at Alpha Edison,” said Sun “and no place is as dynamic right now as Los Angeles as an emerging hub for the next generation of tech companies. Alpha Edison is growing its ambitions and its team and I’m excited to be part of a firm that is an engine for innovation.”
A native of California, graduated from Harvard College and worked at J.P. Morgan before receiving her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She joined McKinsey & Company as a management consultant focused on Healthcare and later went on to serve as a senior policy adviser in the Bloomberg Administration, overseeing a citywide portfolio of economic development agencies and leading large-scale urban planning efforts.
Alpha Edison’s managing partners concluded today’s announcement saying: “Alpha Edison has great plans for the future and we believe Angela will be a strong addition to our leadership team, bringing both scale and systemization to our growing investment platform. We are thrilled she has joined us.”
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