Kate is a co-founder and partner of ScaleVP, a Silicon Valley-based firm that invests in early-in-revenue technology companies that are looking to scale.  Kate and the ScaleVP team have backed successful, high growth companies including ExactTarget (SalesForce), Vitrue (Oracle), Ring Central (NYSE: RNG), Box, Docusign, and Omniture (Adobe).  ScaleVP is currently investing its $300M Fund IV in companies in the SaaS, cloud, mobile and internet sectors.  Kate is instrumental in building the firm’s team and strategic direction.  She also focuses on investments in software and business services, including SaaS and Mobile.  

Kate is past chairman and current board member of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and remains active in policy matters that impact entrepreneurship, start-ups & innovation.  She chaired the IPO Task Force, whose recommendations to reform the IPO market were included in the recently enacted JOBS Act, and she currently serves on the NVCA Inclusion & Diversity Task Force, which seeks to advance opportunities for women and minorities across the venture ecosystem.  Mitchell received the NVCA Outstanding Service Award in 2013 for her policy work on behalf of the venture industry.  She currently serves on the board of SVB Financial Group (SIVB), and is a charter member of Environmental Entrepreneurs (Silicon Valley).  Kate is a recently appointed member of the NASDAQ Private Market Advisory Board.