For the past six-plus months, Dawn Umlah made a smooth-as-butter transition from her role as Innovacorp’s IT investment manager to slaying it as our Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR). And now she’s found an opportunity she can’t pass up - and we don’t blame her!

As Innovacorp’s EiR, Dawn worked in the IT start-up community to improve the support ecosystem for emerging companies. She also explored the creation of her own start-up. Plus she worked hands-on with a few of our portfolio companies, doing a deep dive with them and sharing her knowledge and experience. 

Spring Loaded Technology was one of those companies.

Turns out, Dawn had so much value to bring to Spring Loaded that they didn’t want to share her with other start-ups any longer and offered her a role as their first chief operating officer. Having become quite enamoured with Spring Loaded’s team, product and challenge over time, Dawn has accepted the opportunity and is excited to steer the company through its imminent expansion and mature its manufacturing capabilities.

We wish Dawn much success at Spring Loaded, and not just because we still have a little equity stake in the venture. 

Like the raven on her sleeve, she’s a creature of metamorphosis – and on her way to transforming the world in her indisputably wonderful way.