Kelly Knickerbocker

Sr. Copywriting Manager

Kelly Knickerbocker is a senior copywriting manager on PitchBook’s brand and creative team, where she writes about a range of capital markets topics—from foodtech and real estate tech to founders and investors innovating across industries. Based in Seattle, Kelly is originally from the Dallas area and holds a degree in journalism from the University of North Texas.


The most active VC investors in startups

PitchBook’s list of the top 10 most active VC investors in startups by deal count. Find out more about the venture capital firms investing in early-stage startups.

102 female founders and investors to know in 2024

Despite unique and persistent barriers, these female founders are building organizations, reimaging solutions to everyday challenges and breaking the glass ceiling.

83 Black founders and investors to know in 2024

Black founders and investors are at the leading edge of innovation, building and funding organizations from the ground up and reimagining solutions to everyday challenges.

ESG in 2024: What you need to know

Dig into the challenges and opportunities associated with ESG in 2024, including what it is, whether it requires sacrificing returns, how it intersects with greenwashing, and more.

How to secure your competitive advantage

Here are four considerations to help your team achieve and drive financial success while staying vigilant against competitors.

What is private debt? The ultimate guide (2024)

Private debt is a fast-growing asset class that offers investors the potential for attractive returns. Learn everything you need to know about private debt, including what it is, the different types, and the benefits for both borrowers and investors.

How corporations can adapt to volatile markets with PitchBook

In this article, we explore two common challenges faced by corporate strategy teams and PitchBook features that can help address them.

What is femtech?

What is femtech? Who coined the term femtech? What barriers have femtech founders traditionally faced and is it changing? Find out in this blog.

What is venture capital and how does it work?

Venture capital is a form of financing where capital is invested into a company, usually a startup or small business, in exchange for equity in the company.

What are capital markets?

Learn all you need to know about capital markets, from what they are to how they’re different than money markets. This guide from PitchBook covers it all.

24 US VC firms investing in beauty and skincare

Glossier, Beauty Bakerie, Prose, Billie, Curology and more—see where VCs are putting their money in the beauty world.

What is GP stakes investing?

GP stakes investments are direct equity investments representing a minority ownership position in a GP’s underlying management company.

What is corporate venture capital?

What is corporate venture capital, how is it different than institutional VC, and what are the top CVC firms? Find out in this blog post.

47 LGBTQ+ founders, entrepreneurs, and VCs you should know

This list highlights 47 LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and innovators.

Exploring a new crop of startups: A closer look at indoor farming

In this blog post, we define indoor farming, its benefits, and sub-categories, as well as the top companies in the space based on recent deal size.

4 ways to better navigate global market volatility with PitchBook

Learn how Pitchbook product features help dealmakers navigate market volatility and optimize growth across the investment lifecycle.

Top 5 Swedish private equity firms by assets under management

These are the top Swedish private equity firms by AUM, including EQT, Nordic Capital, Suma Equity, and more.

What are emerging spaces?

From carbon capture to clean meat, PitchBook tracks 142+ nascent but growing areas we call emerging spaces.

19 female-focused health startups founded by women

Awareness—and VC funding—for femtech startups are on the rise. In this article, we look at 19 female-founded femtech startups.

24 non-alcoholic beverage startups to quench your thirst all year long

Consumer interest in non-alcoholic beverages is on the rise, and entrepreneurs and investors are taking note. These NA drinks are sippable way beyond Dry January.

What is private equity and how does it work?

Private equity (PE) is a form of financing where capital is invested into a private company, typically a mature business, in exchange for majority stake.

Analyst Q&A: What is Portfolio Forecasting and why is it important?

In this article, we explore how allocators can leverage PitchBook’s new Portfolio Forecasting tool to create better cash flow forecasting models.

How to track your competitors

In this article, we cover the importance of choosing the right competitor analysis tool for corporations, startups, investors and advisors.

A heaping plate of alt-protein terms

In this blog post, we explore plant-based-, fermented-, and cultivated proteins, all part of the alternative protein industry.

Top 10 PE agtech deals by deal size

In this blog post, we look at the top 10 PE agtech deals by deal size in the last five years.

What is foodtech, and do VC investors have a hankering for it?

VC foodtech sector includes bioengineered foods, industrial and consumer tech, discovery and review, intermediaries and delivery, and food suppliers.

The anatomy of a pitch deck

Pitch decks are created by startup teams during the VC fundraising process to provide visual support during meetings with potential investors.