As VP of Marketing and Communications, Kate is focused on helping DCVC portfolio companies tell their stories. Kate joined DCVC from Nutanix, where she played a pivotal role in the development and execution of communications strategy, including leading all product and financial communications, managing crisis situations and bringing the company through its successful IPO. Before jumping into her role at Nutanix, she worked at various PR firms in New York and Silicon Valley with a wide range of start-ups and public companies, including EMC, SAP and Cumulus Networks, to make complicated technical details interesting and approachable for broader audiences. Kate received a B.A. in Communication Studies from Montclair State University.