Chelsea focuses on investments in the software and healthcare-IT sectors. She is particularly interested in vertically focused SaaS companies. Chelsea serves on the boards of Avalara (NYSE: AVLR); Chargify/SaaSOptics; ContinuumCloud; Curve Dental, HoneyBook; InCloudCounsel; PageUp; and Redox. Her previous investments, in addition to Avalara, include Brightree (acquired by ResMed), ClearCare (acquired by Wellsky), Data Innovations (acquired by Roper Industries), Glassdoor (acquired by Recruit Holdings), Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN), Guidewire (NYSE: GWRE), Intacct (acquired by Sage), Marketo (NASDAQ: MKTO, acquired by Vista Equity Partners), RealPage (NASDAQ: RP) and WebPT (acquired by Warburg Pincus).
In 2013, Chelsea was named to the Forbes Midas “Hot Prospects” list of up-and-coming venture capitalists, and in 2018 she was included on Business Insider’s 23 Top Venture Capitalists in Enterprise Tech list.
Prior to Battery, she was an associate at the private equity firm Key Principal Partners. Earlier in her career, Chelsea was a manager at Accenture, where she led technology and strategy projects. She also has held positions with Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong and with Classified Ventures. She received a BS with honors in chemical engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. She also currently sits on the Northwestern University Engineering School Board. Currently Chelsea serves on the Healthcare Technology Advisory Council for the Cleveland Clinic.