Kara's first investment on the venture side was in ‘99, her first experience as an LP. Since then, she's gone onto lead investments in Happy Returns, CameraIQ, Cognitiv, RevCascade for Brilliant Ventures. She's a frequent speaker - most recently for 500Startups & TechStars - onthe topic of startup launching & fundraising, marketing tech, and women in tech & venture. She serves as a mentor at TechStars and MuckerLab.
A recovering serial tech/media entrepreneur and operator and a born marketer, Kara was a founder and/or leader of breakthrough marketing tech companies, including Adap.tv (acq'd AOL) and Rubicon Project ($RUBI), and before that, mobile/social pioneers Mogopop, Talking Panda, Streetmail (now Everyday Health), and Tripod (acq'd $LCOS). Through her operating and investing careers, she's found nothing as compelling as working with brilliant entrepreneurs and amazing companies.
Kara graduated from Williams College and lives in Venice, CA with her 1 husband (@ben_weber), 2 sons and 3 dogs.