Karen brings 25+ years of experience in the venture capital business and the software industry. Karen was a Venture Partner at Athena Technology Ventures and a Director at StartingPoint Partners, venture capital firms that invest in high-tech, startup companies. Before that, Karen spent 14 years in operating roles at enterprise software companies. As a Co-founder and CEO of Savvio, Inc., an e-commerce software company, she raised $13 million in venture funding. Karen was Vice President of Worldwide Professional Services with Portal Software, an Internet billing software company. Prior to that, she was Vice President of Interleaf, Inc. and Director at Oracle Corporation.
Karen received her B.S. and M.S. from MIT in Ocean Engineering and Systems Management. She currently serves on MIT Corporation’s Visiting and Development Committees and Public Service Center’s Leadership Council and has served as a director of MIT Alumni Association’s Fund Board. Karen also sits on the board of Network of Korean American Leaders.