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Katie is the CEO & Managing Partner of Engine Ventures. She serves as a Board Member for The Engine Ventures’ portfolio companies Boston Metal, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, EVOLOH, Form Energy, and Sublime Systems.

Katie has over 10 years of experience as an investor and 25 years as a tech executive helping build Boston into a thriving tech hub. She has invested in nearly 100 companies and advised hundreds of founders from early-stage formation to scale-up. Key investments include Pillpack (acquired by Amazon for $1 billion in 2018), Flywire, Moon, and GrabCAD.

Katie has experience in managing startup accelerators and business-innovation programs — she was a Managing Director of Techstars Boston. She was also a co-founder and Managing Director at Project 11 Ventures.

In addition to her extensive investing career, she has over 20 years of experience in product development, management & operations including holding management positions at Microsoft, Eons, AltaVista, RagingBull, Zip2, and Mirror Worlds.

Katie holds an MBA from Yale and a BA in Biology from Oberlin College. Katie co-founded the Equity Summit, which convenes leading General Partners and Asset Managers of diversity across the venture capital industry.

Written by Katie Rae