Lynda Clarizio '82

Co-Founder and General Partner, The 98

Lynda Clarizio is the Co-Founder and General Partner of The 98, an early stage venture fund investing in tech-enabled businesses led by women. She has over 20 years’ experience growing, scaling and investing in businesses with a focus on data and technology, and is regularly recognized as one of the most influential women and visionary leaders in digital media. Lynda has a long history as an astute investor, heading up strategic investing at both AOL and Nielsen where she identified trends early that led to significant investments and acquisitions, including investments in Google, Amazon, Kayak and Brightcove (at AOL) and acquisitions of and Mapquest (at AOL) and Gracenote and eXelate (at Nielsen). Lynda served as President of U.S. Media at Nielsen Holdings, the global measurement and data analytics company, where she worked from 2013 to 2018. Prior to joining Nielsen, she held C-suite positions at AppNexus, INVISION, AOL and She previously was a partner in the Washington, DC law firm Arnold & Porter, where she practiced law from 1987 through 1999. Lynda has received many awards, including being named one of Crain’s "50 Most Powerful Women in New York” (2017), The Washingtonian's “Top 100 Tech Titans” (2011) and Advertising Age's "Women to Watch”(2008). She also was selected as one of the “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” (1998) by The Washingtonian. Lynda has held numerous board seats and currently sits on the boards of CDW, Intertek Group, Taboola, Emerald, and Cambri and is the Vice-Chair of Human Rights First. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Princeton University.