Encouraging Purpose-Driven Innovation

Katie Rae, The Engine

Katie Rae explains why long-term investments in tough technology are important for society.

Katie Rae, CEO and Managing Partner, The Engine

Katie is the CEO and managing partner of The Engine. Previously, she was a founder and managing director at Project 11 Ventures and managing director of Techstars Boston. Katie spent her early career building significant internet businesses as head of product for Microsoft Startup Labs and SVP of product at Eons. She learned the ropes of product and business development at AltaVista, RagingBull, Zip2, and Mirror Worlds. Katie currently serves as chairman of the Startup Institute, where she is also a founder. She holds an MBA from Yale University and a BA in biology from Oberlin College.

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