Kate's last 10 years have been dedicated to gaining deep knowledge of fund operation matters and valuation experience for venture capital firms and portfolio companies. Her current focus is on items from management company budgeting, fund raising strategies and partnership best practices.
Previously, Kate developed numerous financial and valuation models used by General Partners, portfolio company management teams, and attorneys. These models have been the basis for investment valuations, and decision making throughout merger and acquisition discussions within portfolio companies. Her work has been subject to extensive review by both internationally recognized audit firms, and regulatory bodies such as the SEC.
Prior to working in venture, Kate was a research and design engineer at the UK based electronics company, Snell & Wilcox, working on DSP and FPGA design for motion estimation in their standards conversion equipment for broadcast video.
Kate graduated with honors from University of Bath with a Bachelors of Electronics and Communications Engineering (2000).