Speaker Biography

Tamara Tompkins

Prior to joining Unity in June 2017, Tammy served as an Operating Partner, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of Khosla Ventures.  As General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, she was responsible for all legal matters related to KV’s investments, fundsnand operations, and also managed KV’s finance, investor relations, administrative and human resource matters.  As an Operating Partner, she served on the Boards of several KV portfolio companies.  Before KV, Tammy spent over seven years as the General Counsel of Amyris, Inc., a bio-renewables company based in Emeryville, California.  During her tenure at Amyris, Tammy managed multiple rounds of private financing, helped establish and manage a Brazilian manufacturing subsidiary, negotiated numerous complex cross-border licensing deals, strategic collaborations and joint ventures and played a critical role in managing the company’s initial public offering. She also managed human resources, intellectual property and regulatory matters for Amyris and played an anchor role on the management team as Amyris scaled to over 500 employees. Prior to Amyris, Tammy spent ten years in private practice, first with Shearman & Sterling, then Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, and finally as Of Counsel at Morgan Lewis.   Tammy received a BA from Middlebury College where she majored in History and minored in Biology and Chemistry, and her JD from Georgetown University.