Madison Hawkinson, Data Scientist in Residence

Madison is an investor in data and AI infrastructure at Costanoa Ventures in early stage startups. Previously, she led the data science organization at high-growth startup Thrasio, which acquires and scales ecommerce products. She has also led data science at venture capital firm Greycroft where she built out algorithms and research to optimize the investment decision-making process.  Before this, she spent three years leading a data science team at Facebook where she built the Responsible AI organization and researched personalization of the ad auction. Previous stints included further r esearch in venture capital and investment banking at Bank of America.

She majored in Management Science & Engineering at Stanford and spends free time advising entrepreneurship organizations at Columbia and Stanford, making angel investments and mentoring diversity organizations in STEM.  She grew up in Colorado performing in rodeos and owns a wine label in Sonoma called Ranch Road Vineyards.