Clarkson ’94 is COO, Managing Director for SAP Ventures

Elizabeth “Beezer” Clarkson ’94

Elizabeth “Beezer” Clarkson ’94

Elizabeth “Beezer” Clarkson ’94 has joined SAP Ventures as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director. SAP Ventures is an independent venture capital firm affiliated with SAP AG, a global enterprise software company.

Clarkson will be based in the company’s Palo Alto, Calif., office and in charge of worldwide operations. She will also be managing the newly announced “SAP HANA Real-Time Fund,” which is focused on early-stage venture capital funds globally, and scheduled to launch this month.

Previously, Clarkson was a Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, Calif., where she managed the DFJ Global Network of 16 venture funds with $7 billion under management. Prior to this, she was an investment manager at Omidyar Network and was in business development at Hewlett-Packard.  She began her career as a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley.

Clarkson holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a Wesleyan trustee.