Anne Dwane, GSV Acceleration Fund

Co-Founder and Partner

Anne Dwane Biography

As a founder, venture-backed CEO, public company executive and now venture capitalist, Anne is passionate about empowering people to realize their potential.

Over the years, she led team in creating services that were loved by consumers and valued by institutions - schools, colleges, universities, employers and government agencies.

She co-founded GSV Acceleration Fund to be a catalyst in the world’s largest, most inefficient capital market: the human capital market. GSV Acceleration Fund backs entrepreneurs leveraging technology to fundamentally improve learning and talent development from K-12 through higher education and career advancement.

Technology is doing for our minds what machines did for our muscles; globalization, automation and artificial intelligence renders much of the $5T spent worldwide on education and training ripe for disruption. While learning has never been more essential, technology is making learning more accessible, affordable and effective than ever before.

Previously, Anne was Chief Business Officer at Chegg (NYSE: CHGG), with leadership responsibility for revenue, company P&L and M&A. During her tenure, Chegg transformed from a private, asset-intensive textbook rental company to a profitable public company with digital revenues of $140M.

Anne joined Chegg through the acquisition of Zinch, where she was CEO. Zinch enabled students globally to showcase themselves as "more than test scores" to be matched with colleges, scholarships and graduate programs. Previously, Anne co-founded Military Advantage ( to connect service members and veterans to benefits, including GI Bill and career services. Military Advantage was acquired by Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW), where she became General Manager, Affinity Networks, leading a portfolio of businesses focused on lifelong learning and career advancement. Prior, Anne was in business development at Paul Allen's Interval Research Corporation and in brand management at Nabisco.

She holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing & International Management from Georgetown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Anne is co-author of Getting In: The Zinch Guide to College Admissions & Financial Aid in the Digital Age (Wiley 2011). She was named a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute