A cloud computing pioneer and executive leader, Courtney Broadus served as SVP of Technology Engineering at salesforce.com, where she built and led half of SFDC’s early technology development, deployment and performance operations. She grew her team from 1 to 300 people over the course of a decade. At SFDC her team had the highest employee retention rate across the company and she developed many future leaders. Courtney reinvented technology disciplines such as quality engineering for the cloud and scaled SFDC’s technology operations from those of a startup to those of a global public company.
After leaving SFDC, Courtney began investing professionally in technology and technology-enabled startups. She usually invests at the seed/series A stage, primarily in business software, computing infrastructure, cyber security and health. Courtney’s portfolio demonstrates her ability to identify businesses that deliver strong returns and multiples. Examples include: Applovin (PE liquidity event over 45x return), MileIQ (acquired by Microsoft), Compose (acquired by IBM), Appurify (acquired by Google), HelloSign, Pagerduty, Pindrop and UrbanSitter. Over 80% of her seed and early stage investments go on to their next rounds, and almost half are led by women. Courtney focuses on startups delivering a positive impact via their advancement of computing access, security, resource access and well-being. In addition to Broadway Angels, she is affiliated with the Webb Investment Network and Spider Capital.
A lifelong leader in organizational stewardship, diversity and good governance, Courtney serves on the board of the Arc of San Francisco, a non-profit serving over 800 San Franciscan’s with developmental disabilities and their cultivation of well-being, opportunity and achievement of their dreams.