Cofounder and Partner, Scale Venture Partners
Kate Mitchell is a cofounder and partner of Scale Venture Partners, a Silicon Valley-based firm that invests in early-in-revenue technology companies that are looking to scale. Kate and the ScaleVP team have backed successful, high growth companies including ExactTarget (Salesforce), Vitrue (Oracle), Ring Central (NYSE: RNG), Box, DocuSign, and Omniture (Adobe). ScaleVP is currently investing in companies in the software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud, mobile and internet sectors. Kate is instrumental in building the Scale VP’s strategic direction, and also focuses on investments in software and business services, including SaaS and mobile technologies.
Kate is a past chairman and current board member of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and remains active in policy matters that impact entrepreneurship, start-ups and innovation. She chaired the IPO Task Force, whose recommendations to reform the IPO market were included in the recently enacted JOBS Act, and she currently serves on the NVCA Inclusion & Diversity Task Force, which seeks to advance opportunities for women and minorities across the venture ecosystem. She currently serves on the board of SVB Financial Group (SIVB), and is a charter member of Environmental Entrepreneurs (Silicon Valley). Kate is a recently appointed member of the NASDAQ Private Market Advisory Board.