Shivon Zilis is a partner and founding member of Bloomberg Beta. She focuses on early stage data and machine intelligence investments. She’s particularly fascinated by intelligence tools and quirky vertical applications. In prior lives she built startups at Bloomberg Ventures, the firm’s incubator, and developed cloud core banking solutions for microfinance institutions while at IBM. She has led over 10 investments since launch including Newsle (acquired by LinkedIn), Context Relevant, Alation, and InfluxDB. Like any good Canadian, she spends her spare time playing frozen water sports such as hockey and snowboarding. She holds a degree in economics and philosophy from Yale.