Ms. Katie Rae is a Co-Founder and serves as Board Member at Startup Institute. She serves as Chief Executive Officer, President, and Managing Partner at The Engine. She also serves as Board Member at VEIR, Via Separations and Lilac Solutions. She is also co-founder and Managing Director of Project 11 Ventures. She was a Board Member of Airfox, Cellino (Biotechnology). Katie brings over 20 years of experience as an investor and tech executive helping build Boston into a thriving tech hub. She has advised hundreds of founders and invested in nearly 100 companies at the earliest stages of formation. Key investments include Pillpack (acquired by Amazon for $1 billion in 2018), Bevi, GrabCad, Synack, Zagster, NBD Nano, Neurala, and Amino. Katie has experience in managing startup accelerators and business-innovation programs - several of which she co-founded including Techstars Boston and Startup Institute. In addition to her extensive investing career, she has over 20 years of experience in product development, management & operations including holding management positions at Microsoft, Eons, AltaVista, RagingBull, Zip2, and Mirror Worlds. She also serves as a board member at Via Separations. She holds an MBA from Yale University and a BA in Biology from Oberlin College. She also serves as Advisor at Amplifyher Ventures.