Social Innovation and Design Education Speaker Series: Kerry Rupp
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
Don't Sacrifice Social Capital for Venture Funding
Kerry Rupp is a Managing Partner at DreamIt Ventures. She manages the organization’s operations and fundraising efforts and leads the Austin program.
Before DreamIt, Kerry was a marketing and strategy consultant to senior executives at AllRecipes, ReadersDigest, LexisNexis, Payscale, and Taleo. With nearly 20 years of executive strategy and operations experience, Rupp spent much of her time at startups, including: Jobster, MarketSpan and CourtLink and at Automated Catalogue Services.
Kerry is the founder of Holiday Golightly, an online travel service specializing in girlfriend getaway trips. She has also served as Vice President of Business Development at Jobster and Classmates.com; Managing Director & Vice President of Market Planning at LexisNexis; and was a Consultant at both McKinsey & Company and Andersen Consulting. She is the publisher of the book “CRAVE Austin: The Urban Girls’ Manifesto” (2009), and the publisher of “The Parisian Cowboy’s Guide to the Round Top Experience” (2010).
Kerry holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Biology from Duke University. She is an avid adventurer that has visited over 50 countries and been to 48 States in the USA.