HEIKE SCHMITZ

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ABOUT HEIKE

Heike Schmitz is an angel investor with a portfolio mostly in high tech, including healthcare, IT, clean-tech and even a restaurant. She is currently looking into entrepreneurial opportunities in the marine space. She is also involved in philanthropy supporting local and global environmental and community related organizations.

In the early years of her career, Heike worked as a management consultant, analyst, and programmer for several Swiss companies. After moving to the US and taking some family time off, she first gained experience in Silicon Valley as a quality assurance engineer with a small startup. Heike was subsequently hired into the Google engineering team, where she eventually developed and led their first testing services teams, an organization of then over 300 people. As senior engineering manager, she was later involved in the preparations for the IPO, including preparation for Sarbanes–Oxley compliance. Heike left Google in 2006.

Heike is a citizen of the United States and of Germany with a special place on her heart for Switzerland, the land she grew up in. Here she studied Computer Science at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Additionally, in 2014, she graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a degree in Marine Biology.

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