Managing Director and Head of Funds, Comcast Ventures
Amy Banse has served as managing director and head of funds of Comcast Ventures LLC, the venture capital arm of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company, since August 2011. Under her leadership, Comcast Ventures has grown the size and diversity of its portfolio, making it one of the country’s most active corporate venture arms, investing in early- and later-stage companies across a wide spectrum of industries, including commerce, digital media, cybersecurity, SaaS, enterprise and autonomous vehicles. From 2005 to 2011, Banse was senior vice president, Comcast Corporation and president, Comcast Interactive Media, a division of Comcast responsible for developing online strategy and operating the company’s digital properties. In this role, she drove the acquisition of a number of digital properties, including Fandango, and, together with her team, oversaw the development of Xfinity TV. Since joining Comcast in 1991, Banse has held various positions at the company, including content development, programming investments and overseeing the development and acquisition of Comcast’s cable network portfolio. Earlier in her career, she was an associate at Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP.
Banse serves as a director of Adobe Inc. She also serves on the boards of a number of Comcast Ventures’ portfolio companies, including Quantifind Inc. and Nextdoor, and on the board of Tipping Point Community.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a doctor of law degree from Temple University Law School.
Banse’s expertise in media and technology enables her to contribute valuable insights into digital media and online business. Her experience in starting, investing in and building businesses provides her with deep strategic and financial understanding, and her previous executive leadership roles contribute to her management and operational knowledge.
Banse has been a director since September 2016.