Donna Levin 2017-11-22T02:13:02+00:00

Donna Levin
Startups, Strategy, Scalability

Startup Strategy

StartupsStrategyScalingBusiness Development

Donna Levin is an experienced executive with a history of strategic leadership and hands-on value creation. Her specific expertise resides in building and scaling online consumer focused businesses, as the Co-Founder of Care.com, the world’s largest online marketplace for finding and managing family care, with more than 19 million members, spanning 16 countries.  She scaled the organization from start-up stage, through 5 rounds of funding and IPO.

Levin is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and a Senior Lecturer in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategy at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

In Donna’s role as a Senior Lecturer, she oversees the Entrepreneurship and Innovation track at Sloan, and teaches courses designed to introduce students to technological entrepreneurship and help build scalable ventures. As an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Trust Center, Donna mentors MIT students across all the schools on campus. Donna is an active part of the MIT entrepreneurship ecosystem and has served as part of the teaching and coaching team for the Trust Center’s two accelerator programs, MIT fuse over IAP and delta v, MIT’s capstone accelerator program.

Previously VP of Operations at Upromise, an online service that helps families save for college, she has also held several leadership positions across a broad range of technology and start up organizations including Furniture.com, Turning Point Software (acquired by Metamore Worldwide), and Thomson Financial.

Donna is an advisor to several early stage startups and has mentored teams at MassChallenge, TechStars, SmarterInTheCity, and Project Entrepreneur. Donna serves on the Board of Directors of WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, and Zero to Three.

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