Director of Marketing & Platform

Taylor Bernal

I love to be close to where the action is at–working with founders at the earliest stages as they build technology to solve some of the world's biggest challenges.

Why Venture Capital?

Growing up in Silicon Valley in the 90s, I've constantly been surrounded by innovation. Having experienced working at a tech giant and early-stage startup, I've learned that I love to be close to where the action is at–working with founders at the beginning stages as they build technology to solve some of the world's biggest challenges. Working in venture allows me to replicate my experience in the early days at NerdWallet while simultaneously getting to learn about many different industries.

Experience

Before joining Costanoa, I was part of Sequoia Capital's marketing team where I helped founders tell their own stories across digital channels and advised portfolio companies on their social strategies. Before I joined the world of venture, I spent nearly 6 years at fintech startup NerdWallet where I joined as their second PR/marketing hire when the team was ~20 people and built their social media channels.

Education

BA in Communication with a minor in Anthropology from Santa Clara University

Favorite Book to Recommend

Becoming

Michelle Obama

Favorite TV Show to Binge

Westworld