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Kate Mitchell

Date Joined: 1996
Board Seats: Jaspersoft, 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


As a co-founder and partner of ScaleVP, 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 has actively worked with portfolio companies such as Hubspan, Jaspersoft, mBlox, Tonic Software and Wayport.

Before joining ScaleVP in 1996, Kate was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America, where she led the development and launch of the company’s Internet banking services. In addition to technology management, she has significant experience in corporate finance and business development.

Kate holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Golden Gate University and a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University. She also earned a certificate in Strategic Marketing from the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School.

Kate is past chairman of the National Venture Capital Association and a current member of its Executive Committee. Through NVCA, Kate actively highlights the importance of venture capital to the U.S. economy, advocates for regulatory and economic policies that promote and reward entrepreneurship nationwide. She sits on the boards of directors of Silicon Valley Bank and the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. She is a charter member of Environmental Entrepreneurs (Silicon Valley).

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