Patricia Nakache

Patricia  Nakache
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Patricia Nakache
Lecturer in Management

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Stanford GSB, 1991
  • AB, Physics and Chemistry, Harvard University, 1986

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, Stanford GSB

Professional Experience

  • General Partner, Trinity Ventures, 1999-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, EAT Club, 2013-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Owler, 2012-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, KIXEYE, 2009-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, ThredUp, 2010-present
  • Member, Board of Directors Ruby Ribbon, Inc., 2011-present
  • Investor, Tur, 2014-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, PayScale, Inc., 2005-14
  • Member, Board of Directors,, 2008-14
  • Director of Marketing,, 1999
  • Practice Consultant, Senior Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company, 1991-98
  • Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company, 1987-89


Degree Courses


Startup Garage is an intensive hands-on, project-based course, in which students will apply the concepts of design thinking, engineering, finance, business and organizational skills to design and test new business concepts that address real world...

Teams that concluded at the end of the fall quarter that their preliminary product or service and business model suggest a path to viability, continue with the winter quarter course. In this course, the teams develop more elaborate versions of...

School News

September 19, 2017
The return of the school year welcomes new tenure-line faculty and lecturers, plus new electives to broaden the student experience.