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Katie Rae

Katie serves as the CEO and Managing General Partner of The Engine. She is also co-founder and Managing Director of Project 11 Ventures. She serves as a Board Member at Commonwealth Fusion Systems, Form Energy, Via Separations, and Cellino. 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 holds an MBA from Yale University and a BA in Biology from Oberlin College.