Pamela Mahoney


Pamela Mahoney, a BlueChair Group, Inc. co-founder, applies extensive experience in business strategy, communications, market development and media relations to her work with venture investors and startups in technology, genomics and transportation.

She served previously for 12 years as a vice president and partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures working closely with MDV’s early stage companies in the technology, genomics, digital health and cleantech sectors.

Pamela has helped management teams at Adamas, Genomatica, Gordon Murray Design, Massive Health, Medio, Mobalytics, nLight, Pacific Biosciences, Panasas, Proofpoint, RainDance Technologies and Sensity Systems to develop effective market positioning and communication plans. She is currently working with Peloton Technology, a connected and automated vehicle technology company, and Nabsys, which develops semiconductor-based tools for genomic analysis.

Pamela was communications lead and played a pivotal role in the roll-out of the history-making Stanford Racing Team. The team went on to develop the fully autonomous vehicle known as Stanley, which won the DARPA Grand Challenge that year. Later she worked with the Stanford team on its second autonomous vehicle, Junior, in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, both of which paved the way for today’s connected car advances and autonomous vehicle technology.

She is accustomed to working on multidisciplinary teams and has worked closely with scientists pioneering genomics advances as well as engineers behind the ‘Internet of Things’ and, earlier still, the Java computing language, personal digital devices and online identity management solutions — all of which enabled today’s dynamic, mobile, always-connected world.

Pamela’s experience spans a number of leading technology, transportation and industrial companies including Sun Microsystems, Novell, Chrysler Corporation, General Motors, and the Dow Chemical Company. She was a member of Chrysler’s award-winning team integral to a corporate repositioning and the launch of a record number of products.

In addition to her venture and startup work, Pamela is also a noted author, speaker and regular contributor on the topic of women’s health. Her writing has appeared in FORTUNE, The Huffington Post, and The New York Times as well as WIRED. In July 2015 she was named a top health blogger by Time, Inc.’s Health Magazine.

Pamela holds a BA in English and Communication from the University of Michigan and an MA in Organizational Communication and Public Relations from Wayne State University.

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