Kathy Chiu is the Founder and President of Venture Catapult, an affiliate of Berkshire Bridge. She has 15 years of experience in the financial and technology fields. Prior to founding Catapult, she was at iSherpa Capital, a venture capital firm investing in wireless technology companies. There she was responsible for deal sourcing, investment due diligence, and portfolio company management. She also held business analyst positions at financial and economics consulting firm Cornerstone Research, where she was responsible for company valuation, financial instrument pricing, and analyzing other business issues.

Kathy started her career as an electrical engineer and worked in MIT’s Media Lab and at Tektronix’s product development groups. She ran product management at Lefthand Networks, a venture-backed network storage start-up, and developed and managed the company’s technology roadmap, product strategy and customer and sales issues. She played key roles in strategy, marketing, and business development functions for Fortune 500 companies such as Level(3) Communications and Compaq Computers.

Kathy graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering, and has an MBA from Stanford Business School. She formerly sat on the board of Denver Business Series.