Kate Mitchell is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Scale Venture Partners. She is instrumental in building Scale Venture Partners' team and strategic direction. Kate leads investments in software and business services, and brings more than 25 years’ experience in technology, finance and management to her portfolio teams. Kate has actively worked with portfolio companies including Hubspan, Jaspersoft, mBlox, Tonic Software and Wayport.
Kate is also the Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and a member of its Executive Committee. She is actively involved with regulatory and economic policy impacting the venture industry and the companies that are funded by venture capital in the areas of technology, clean tech and health care. As Chair, Kate actively highlights the importance of venture capital to the U.S. economy and works to promote innovation nationwide. Kate sits on the Silicon Valley Bank Venture Capital Advisory Board.
Before joining ScaleVP in 1996, Kate was a Senior Vice President responsible for the development and launch of Bank of America's internet banking services. In addition to technology management, Kate has significant experience in corporate finance and business development.
Kate holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from the Executive Program at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She also attended the Harvard Executive Program for Strategic Marketing. Kate is active as a Charter Member of Environmental Entrepreneurs (Silicon Valley) and is also on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.