Investor and Partner, Kairos
Katie Shea is an investor, serial entrepreneur, and growth marketer passionate about connecting great people and building great companies. Currently, she is a Partner at Kairos, an early-stage venture fund on a mission to make life more affordable for the everyday consumer. Key focus areas include education, real estate, parenthood & aging. Previously, she ran a highly sought after growth consultancy working with Seed --> Series B tech companies as an interim CMO. In this capacity she focused primarily on revenue growth via performance marketing (Facebook, AdWords, email marketing, direct mail, OOH, radio & partnerships). Clients included Bond (acquired), EVRYTHNG (Series B), Aircall (Series B), and others. Prior to this, Katie was the first marketing hire at OrderGroove (Series C) - an enterprise marketing platform used by retailers including Walmart, CVS, and L'Oreal. She ran marketing, PR & communication efforts through their Series A & B fundraises. Katie started her career by co-founding a manufacturing company from her NYU dorm room that was acquired in 2012. The company's best-selling brand - CitySlips - was sold at Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, The Shopping Channel, and hundreds of additional retailers globally. Katie is Founder & President of The Strategic Exchange, an Empact100 White House honoree, and a BusinessWeek Top Young Entrepreneur. She has been featured on Fox News, New York Daily News, CNN, Forbes, and more. She's an angel investor in NYC, with active investments in Bombas, Simple Contacts, and others.