Linden Rhoads is a General Manager of W Fund and former Vice Provost of the UW Center for Commercialization, the unit of the University that seeks to commercialize discoveries emerging from research conducted at the UW.

Previously, Rhoads was a veteran executive in the Seattle high-tech community. She co-founded or served as an active director or interim CEO of several successful Seattle-based startups, including ChiliSoft,, AdRelevance, GBI, and Nimble Technology.

Through her firm Seattle Ventures, she has been an active investor in high-tech companies for over a decade. Linden is a member of the Alliance of Angels and an LP in a number of prominent VC entrepreneur sidecar funds.

A graduate of Smith College, Ms. Rhoads majored in Geophysics. While working full time, she attended the UW School of Law, where she focused on intellectual property. Ms. Rhoads has been an active member of the UW community, serving on the board of the Washington Technology Center, the Dean's Advisory Board at the UW Law School, the steering committee for the UW Law School Capital Campaign and the campaign committee for the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering.