Kate Mitchell is a co-founder and partner of Scale Venture Partners, 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), Hubspot (NYSE: HUBS), Box (NYSE: BOX) and Docusign. Kate is past chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and remains active in policy matters that impact entrepreneurship, diversity, start-ups and innovation. She chaired the IPO Task Force and she currently chairs the NVCA’s new Inclusion & Diversity Task Force. She is also a current board member of Silicon Valley Bankshares (SIVB) and is a member of the NASDAQ Private Market Advisory Board.