Neal Hansch, Venture Advisor
Neal Hansch brings over fifteen years of venture capital, technology operations and financial advisory experience to Rustic Canyon and its portfolio companies. Before joining Rustic Canyon in 2005, Neal worked in the Corporate Development group at Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) where he was responsible for global M&A transactions and strategic equity investments. Prior to Macromedia, Neal was an investor at Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) and also spent time in Product Marketing at webMethods (Nasdaq: WEBM). Neal was a co-founder of WebAssist.com and is also an investor/advisor to Cashie Commerce. Neal began his career as an investment banking analyst in the Software Group at Robertson Stephens & Co., where he worked with clients such as BEA, BroadVision, HNC, Hyperion, Informatica and Intuit.
Neal does his best to disconnect from his digital devices by heading to the nearest body of water to enjoy some surfing, scuba diving, sailing or fishing. When not crisscrossing the highways around Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, he lives in the hills of San Francisco with his wife, daughter and son.
Education: Neal earned his BA from Duke University and his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.