Selina Tobaccowala

Venture Partner

Consumer, Small Business Services, SaaS

Selina Tobaccowala is one of the Bay Area’s leading innovators and technology executives. Selina is the Co-Founder and CEO at Homeboost, a new start-up in the climate tech space. She previously served as the Chief Digital Officer at Openfit, which acquired her startup Gixo where Selina was the co-founder & CEO. Prior to Gixo, Selina served as the President & CTO at Survey Monkey from 2009 to 2016. Under Selina’s leadership, Survey Monkey became the world’s dominant online sentiment management company with 16 million surveys processed per day.

Prior to Survey Monkey, Selina co-founded Evite, the pioneering online invitation service, and held senior engineering roles at Ticketmaster, where she oversaw European engineering and product operations. Selina serves on the board of directors of Redfin (NASDAQ: RDFN), a tech-enabled real estate brokerage, as well as Voltus, a direct response energy company.

Selina holds a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University and lives in San Francisco with her husband, and two children.



Stanford (BS)

Additional roles
Evite, Co-Founder & VP Engineering
Gixo (Openfit), Founder & CEO
Redfin, Board Member
SurveyMonkey, President & CTO
Ticketmaster Europe, SVP Product & Technology

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Exited – All / Exited – Acquired
(Acquired by InterActiveCorp, then Liberty Media)
Consumer Internet/Entertainment/Media
Los Angeles, California
Investment Lead:
David Hornik, Selina Tobaccowala
David Hornik, Selina Tobaccowala (Company Executive)

As the leading and most innovative online invitation company in the world, evite makes it easy to celebrate together by offering thousands of professionally designed, on-trend digital invitations and cards. evite helps hosts craft and send invitations via email, text, or social media using our desktop site, mobile website, and app. evite also offers features like RSVP tracking, event reminders, gift ideas, eGift cards, Bitcoin gifting, and more.