@annakohanski Rise of the Rest, Director of Investments @revolution @riseofrest


Rise of the Rest, Director of Investments @revolution @riseofrest

Anna Mason

Anna Mason is the Director of Investments for Revolution's Rise of the Rest. Anna brings over 10 years of experience in finance, startup operations, and venture community programming to Rise of the Rest.

Revolution’s “Rise of the Rest” is a nationwide effort, headed by Steve Case, to work closely with entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems. Their view is that this is the beginning of a new era for entrepreneurship across the U.S. — high-growth companies can now start and scale anywhere, not just in a few coastal cities.

Prior to joining Revolution, Anna served as the Co-Director of the Washington Chapter of The Vinetta Project, a North-American organization that helps early-stage female founders in tech access capital and network connections. Prior to that, she co-founded a fitness-community app that was acquired in 2015. Anna began her career on Wall Street, where she spent seven years as a bond trader, most recently as a Vice President at The Seaport Group. 

Anna received her BA in Government from Harvard College and her MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. Anna is also a certified health coach and a published author. Her first novel, They All Fall Down, was published in September 2015.

Read about Anna Mason and Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest visit to Nebraska last fall. 

Here’s the Rise of the Rest’s Video Spotlight on Nebraska Entrepreneurs