Dr. Molly H. Shor supports two angel investment groups – E8 Angels and Keiretsu Forum Northwest – on deal flow, deal review, due diligence and outreach to entrepreneurs. As a Senior Fellow for E8, a clean technology angel investment group, Dr. Shor supervises PhD and post-doctoral fellows who assist in deal flow screening and due diligence. She also serves on and leads some due diligence teams. Dr. Shor has made angel investments in clean-technology deals. As Impact Committee Chair for Keiretsu Forum Northwest, Dr. Shor runs committee deal review meetings, and recruits and screens deal flow. Dr. Shor serves as program chair for the annual Keiretsu/E8 co-hosted Impact Forum – organizing speakers, recruiting suitable companies to apply, and supporting the screening process. Dr. Shor served as Keiretsu’ s technical due diligence team lead for one deal. She enjoys coaching entrepreneurs and the deal screening process. Dr. Shor regularly attends the Clean Technology Alliance breakfast forums and tracks the clean technology landscape.
Prior to joining E8 Angels and Keiretsu Forum Northwest, Dr. Shor served at Oregon State University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as a regular and research faculty member for over a decade and in a program administration role for several years. She served as principal investigator on eight grants, supervised graduate research, published research papers, taught graduate-level and senior-level coursework, and served on and chaired committees for her professional societies, including award and membership committees. She served as finance chair for multiple international conferences for the IEEE Control Systems Society, and as workshop chair and as program co-chair for conferences and workshops. She helped establish a professional society for women in her professional field. In her program administration role, she served on curriculum committees, wrote major curriculum proposals, reviewed curriculum proposals, oversaw the undergraduate programs office for three majors and multiple options in engineering and computer science, trained and mentored advisors, advised students and reviewed their progress, and selected scholarship recipients. She served on and chaired the state-wide Oregon Council of Computer Chairs, which coordinates statewide college-level articulation of coursework for computer-related majors.
Dr. Shor was awarded the AB degree with a major in Applied Mathematics by Harvard University, the MS and PhD degrees with concentration in Electrical Engineering by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and the MBA degree with a focus on Clean Technology by Oregon State University. Dr. Shor is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Member of Beta Gamma Sigma. She has provided marketing and business-process-related consulting to a thermal materials testing company, and more recently coached start-up CEOs on their business plans. When not engaged in those activities, Dr. Shor manages a family farm, automates processes that become cumbersome, and serves in various officer positions at Toastmasters. Dr. Shor’s husband and three lovely children keep her sane and centered, and her professional activities keep her happy and challenged.