The Calibrate team has some exciting news to announce as 2024 gets underway. We are thrilled to welcome Katie Vasquez to the role of Investor! Katie joins Calibrate at a time of rapid growth for the firm and its portfolio of deep-tech companies. Katie will focus on identifying exceptional future investments in deep-tech startups and founders, and conducting deal and market analyses.
Katie received her BS with honors in Astrophysics from Brown University, and she joins Calibrate from MTech Capital, where she invested in early-stage companies in the fintech and insurtech sectors across the US and Europe. Prior to that, Katie worked as a strategy consultant at EY-Parthenon advising private equity firms and corporate executives in the software and technology sectors.
What sets Katie apart is her intellectual curiosity about how deep-tech will reshape our future, coupled with her passion for partnering with early-stage founders. Since Calibrate invests solely in deep-tech companies applying advanced AI at scale, we of course looked to hire an investor with technical know-how–but also someone who is excited by the newest innovations shaping our world. Katie eats, sleeps, and breathes technology. As an undergrad, she wrote code in Python for interferometric data and Matlab to create simulations on superfluid dark matter in dwarf galaxies. At MTech Capital, she approached deal-sourcing with sharp technical thinking. But, most importantly, her interactions with technical founders are always full of curiosity and possibility.
In 2024, companies will move out of the experimental phase of AI to begin deploying it across the enterprise at scale. With Katie on our team, we look forward to partnering with the brightest deep-tech founders building those next-gen AI tools. Already, we’ve met some exciting companies in the first weeks of January and expect a busy investment year ahead.
Welcome to the Calibrate family, Katie!