Comcast Venture has named Tina Warner head of communications based in San Francisco. Comcast Ventures is the VC affiliate of Comcast Corp.
Comcast Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), today announced the appointment of Tina Warner as Head of Communications based in the firm’s San Francisco office. In this new position, Warner will lead strategic communications as well as work closely with partners and portfolio companies to drive success and growth in their marketing and branding initiatives.
“I am delighted to welcome Tina to Comcast Ventures”
“I am delighted to welcome Tina to Comcast Ventures,” said Amy Banse, Managing Director and Head of Funds for Comcast Ventures. “We have a team of first class investors and a portfolio of exciting, industry-leading companies. Tina’s expertise will help raise the profile of our team and contribute to the success of our partners.”
Warner’s past experience as a senior communications professional with both Fortune 500 companies and nimble start-ups makes her expertise valuable to both Comcast Ventures and its roster of 50 portfolio companies in the technology sector and verticals that range from mobile to finance and entertainment.
“Comcast Ventures is in a great position to help start-ups further develop and grow their businesses by utilizing Comcast’s position as the nation’s largest media, entertainment, communications and technology company,” said Warner. “I am excited to work with the team and be a part of that opportunity.”
Warner has earned several prestigious industry awards for her work in the public relations and communications field, including Bronze Anvil, Gold SABRE, Bronze Mercury and Bronze Magellan awards for her work on Chemistry.com. She was also included among the top U.S. public relations professionals when PR News named her as one of the prominent “15 to Watch” in 2007.
Prior to joining Comcast Ventures, Warner served as Vice President of Communications at Chegg, Inc., a social education platform that connects students to the people and tools they need to succeed in their educational pursuits. She has also held senior-level positions with companies, including Microsoft, Match.com, Publicis and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide.
About Comcast Ventures
Comcast Ventures (www.comcastventures.com) is the venture capital affiliate of Comcast Corporation. It consists of the recently combined Comcast Interactive Capital and NBCUniversal Peacock Equity Fund and has a portfolio valued at approximately $750 million under management. Comcast Ventures invests in innovative businesses that represent the next generation of entertainment, communications and digital technology by partnering with entrepreneurs who have the vision, passion and tenacity to succeed. Its primary goal is to generate superior financial returns through the success of its portfolio companies by applying the unique resources, contacts, experience, and insight of Comcast’s family of companies.