Rachel Pike is a Principal at DFJ and joined the firm in 2010. She invests in enterprise, biology, and consumer internet companies. Rachel serves on the board of directors for Spiral Genetics and is actively involved with the firm's investments in AngelList, Synthetic Genomics, and Zapier. Prior to joining DFJ, Rachel completed her Ph.D. in atmospheric chemistry and computer modeling at the University of Cambridge. During her time there, Rachel served as President of the Gates Scholars, worked on a field campaign in Malaysia, and delivered TED and TEDx talks on climate, technology, and innovation.
Previously, Rachel earned a B.A. in chemistry and a minor in African studies at Northwestern University. As an undergraduate, Rachel was a co-founder of Fusion Dance Company. She spent a year in Tanzania, where she studied at the University of Dar es Salaam and gained experience working on a Bus Rapid Transit planning project as an assistant consultant.