Mila Ferrell, a founding member of Zoom’s product team, has joined Cervin, becoming the first female partner at the early-stage venture capital firm. Ferrell brings deep product expertise, as well as operator, investor, and financial analyst experience to the partnership, aligning with the firm’s “operators as partners” model. In her new role, Ferrell is putting her practical experience to work, focusing on investing in AI and API-first companies that will define the future of work and shape fintech infrastructure in the next decade and beyond.
“As a founder and operator who has taken companies from zero to one, I have deep empathy and appreciation for early-stage company builders,” said Ferrell. “Because I understand what it takes to get things off the ground in the early days of a company and launch a product, I feel compelled to share my experience and help these bright minds build the future that they envision.”
Ferrell spent four years at Zoom as a founding member of its product team and is credited with designing the app and delivering a delightful user experience to more than 300 million users worldwide. She was also instrumental in creating the Zoom App Marketplace and helping develop the ecosystem of startups building on top of the Zoom platform at its inception.