As COO-in-residence, Avra coaches Elemental Excelerator’s portfolio companies on their growth and scale strategy.
Outside of Elemental Excelerator
Avra van der Zee is an entrepreneurial-minded executive with experience that spans the startup lifecycle. Avra was the former COO, GC, and Chief Strategy Officer of the micromobility company JUMP, and led JUMP’s strategic acquisition by Uber. Her experience includes designing aggressive and attainable growth strategies and developing new business processes that increase operational rigor and enable scale. Avra currently advises companies on strategy and operations, leads policy, strategy, and expansion for the transportation robotics company Superpedestrian, and is passionate about addressing the climate crisis. She sees ethical entrepreneurship as a tool for social good and loves helping to build innovative companies that challenge the status quo.