Kate Mitchell
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Kate Mitchell

Date Joined: 1996
Board Seats: PeopleMatter, mBlox, Silicon Valley Bank (NASDAQ:SIVB)
Focus: Software as a Service, Mobile

NVCA, Former Chairman 2010-2011

Bank of America – Senior Vice President


Golden Gate University – M.B.A. in Finance
Stanford University – B.A. in Political Science
Harvard Business School – Executive Program, Strategic Marketing


Kate is a co-founder and partner of ScaleVP, 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 its $300M Fund IV in companies in the SaaS, cloud, mobile and internet sectors.  Kate is instrumental in building the firm’s team and strategic direction. She also leads investments in software and business services – including Infrastructure and Mobile.

Kate is past chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and remains active in policy matters that impact entrepreneurship, start-ups & innovation. She chaired the IPO Task Force, whose recommendations to reform the IPO market were included in the recently enacted JOBS Act.  Mitchell received the NVCA Outstanding Service Award in 2013 for her policy work on behalf of the venture ecosystem. Kate writes a regular blog for the Wall Street Journal’s Accelerator’s forum on topics that impact entrepreneurs and startups. She is also a current board member of Silicon Valley Bankshares (SIVB) and is a charter member of Environmental Entrepreneurs (Silicon Valley).

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