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Moderator at Money20/20 2016

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Kathleen Utecht

Managing Partner
Core Innovation Capital
Speaking History

Moderator at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

Kathleen Utecht is a managing partner of Core Innovation Capital, a leading venture capital firm investing in financial services companies empowering everyday Americans. Portfolio companies include Oportun, Mirador, CoverHound, and TIO Networks.

As a managing partner, angel investor – and earlier as an investor with Comcast Ventures – Kat is passionate about investing in market-based solutions for meaningful world issues. Prior to Comcast Ventures, Kat was CEO of Green Rock Entertainment, a commerce company acquired by a private equity firm in 2009. In 2008, her achievements as an entrepreneur were honored by Ernst & Young, where she continues to mentor and serve as a judge. Kat began her career in financial services, both as a middle-market investment banker for Raymond James and a graduate of General Electric Capital's Financial Management Program.

Kat’s insights to the financial services industry are cited regularly by numerous publications including Forbes, Inc, and the Wall Street Journal. She is a mentor to and board member of a wide range of companies at all stages of development, spanning accelerators to Fortune 500 boards, and from SXSW to Wharton. Kat also sits on the board of TechGirlz, empowering girls to be future technology leaders.

Kat has an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in business administration, finance, and entrepreneurship from Babson College. She lives in New York City and San Francisco.