Sarah Leary is a Venture Partner at Unusual Ventures, with a focus on building out Unusual’s consumer practice. She is specifically interested in investing in opportunities that tap into the power of community, marketplaces, and social networks. Prior to joining Unusual, Sarah co-founded Nextdoor, the free and private social network for neighborhoods, where she served as Vice President of Marketing and Operations. Sarah started her career at Microsoft and served as the Vice President of Product and Marketing at Epinions and Shopping.com before the company was sold to eBay. Sarah is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.
I was drawn to Unusual because of the team and their unique approach to supporting entrepreneurs. Many firms talk about supporting founders, but Unusual does it every day with domain experts in Unusual Academy and the Get Ahead Program. I wanted to join a newer firm that was re-writing the playbook to do venture in a way that was tightly aligned with entrepreneurs and their journey. At Unusual, I’m most excited to have the opportunity to tap into my own entrepreneurial journey to help founders build their own great products and companies.