Amber was born in the Midwest, studied engineering, and started her career in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Seven years ago, Amber moved to California to work at Apple because of the connection between the medical device she worked on at Eli Lilly and the iPhone, and she has been working in tech ever since. She worked at Snap Inc., then moved to Cruise — where she spent three and a half years — before becoming the head of operations at Atmos. Now, Amber runs a venture fund.
Amber Illig successfully went from angel investor to the role of founding general partner at The Council Fund, an emerging venture firm that invests in technology companies that are transforming traditional industries in Logistics, FinTech, Digital Health, and the Future of Work. She has a handful of successful investments behind her.