Kate Mitselmakher is the CEO, Founder & General Partner of Bloccelerate VC, a venture capital fund deploying capital into blockchain-powered platforms, networks, and applications. Bloccelerate VC is a group of serial investors, entrepreneurs, and executives from Fortune 500 companies – investing in the space since 2010. Prior to starting Bloccelerate, Kate has spent nearly 10 years with a global market research leader, Gartner, where she supported CIOs of Fortune 500 enterprises, mentored enterprise software start-ups, and advised venture capital and private equity firms. She is passionate about enterprise blockchain applications across global governments and Fortune 500 companies. Kate is a renown public speaker at global gatherings such as the World Economic Forum in Davos. She has also been featured on Forbes, GeekWire, and other publications as the leading investor in this space. Kate has graduated with honors from Harvard University.