Co-Founder and President
Amanda Eilian is the co-founder and president of Videolicious, an enterprise mobile video creation platform used by leading brands like IBM, SAP and Canon. Companies use Videolicious to automatically create sophisticated, personalized videos to enhance sales and marketing campaigns. Videolicious has over 4,000,000 users in over 100 countries, and is taught in over 90 journalism schools. Videolicious investors include Amazon.com.
Prior to forming Videolicious, Amanda was a founding partner of Capitol Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition vehicle (SPAC) that completed a $265 million initial public offering in 2007 and closed a merger in 2009 that led to the formation of Two Harbors Investment Corp., a $3 billion NYSE listed REIT (TWO) and Silver Bay Realty Trust (SBY).
Amanda previously worked in private equity and mergers and acquisitions at Merrill Lynch. Amanda is a Truman scholar and graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with honors in economics, and received her MBA from Harvard Business School where she was a Baker scholar. Amanda serves on the board of directors of Juice Beauty, the largest organic skincare brand in North America, and on the board of directors of the Melanoma Research Alliance, the largest private funder of melanoma research with more than $110 million in grants awarded to date. Amanda is an active investor and advisor to companies in the healthy living and lifestyle space, including Goop, Daily Harvest, and OneFineStay.