Shelly Bennecke

Shelly brings 20+ years of experience across automotive, sustainability, entertainment and life sciences to 19Y clients and partners. As Managing Partner at Laguna Ventures LLC (LVL), Shelly has invested in and supported tech entrepreneurs in the Health, Entertainment, Environment, and Transportation sectors. Prior to LVL, Shelly had leadership responsibility in the transportation division at Cox Enterprises driving growth for leading consumer brands, AutoTrader and KBB. Through her experience in the public sector with FEMA and Homeland Security, as well as various Board seats with Laguna Beach Environmental Sustainability, Global Wellbeing Institute and California Plant Based Alliance, Shelly brings a unique ability to create partnerships and drive change. Shelly is an alumna of University of Oxford Saïd Business School, participant of HBS Strategy and Execution program and is enrolled in Stanford’s Entrepreneurs, Innovation and Genetics program.

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