Rebecca Taylor, Venture Principal, Shell Technology Ventures
At the corporate venture capital arm of Royal Dutch Shell, Becky's role includes identifying, vetting, selecting, and mentoring startups selected for investment by STV. Previously, Becky was Entrepreneur-In-Residence in two bureaus at the U.S. State Department, where she advised on governmental startup and university commercialization engagement. She is a 29-year veteran of the software and semiconductor industries, including working as Director of Software Platforms at AMD, and started her public service roles following the sale of her firm Taylor-Deininger Partners, Inc. (TDP) in June 2010. Becky is a Senior Member of IEEE and holds multiple patents. She has a BS in Computer Science from Iowa State University, and a Master of Public Affairs from the the UT LBJ School of Public Policy.