Michele Perras is is an entrepreneur, advisor, and consultant. As part of the Global Alliances team at Pivotal, she leads key strategic partnerships with ecosystem partners, and has previously held senior leadership roles in strategy, product, and innovation across North America. Michele is an active startup advisor, an LP in Wisdom.vc, and a mentor with Alchemist Accelerator and 500 Startups. She has spoken at SXSW, Mobile World Congress, Lean Startup Conference, Haiti Tech Summit, and StartupGrind Global, and previously taught at Duke University, UCLA, and OCADU. Michele is a member of Pivotal’s Diversity and Inclusion council, and is based in San Francisco.