Founding Partner, Bloomberg Beta
Karin Klein is a founding partner at Bloomberg Beta, Bloomberg’s venture fund that invests in early-stage tech companies focused on making business work better. She is recognized as a top venture capitalist — TechWeek’s 100, Silicon Alley’s 100, New York Business Journal’s leading “Women of Influence”– and is a consistently trusted partner to some of New York’s most successful startups. Under Karin’s leadership on the east coast, since its launch, Bloomberg Beta has announced over 60 investments.
Prior to launching Bloomberg Beta, Karin led new initiatives for Bloomberg LP, where she and her team built new businesses, developed strategy and created partnerships. Before joining Bloomberg, Karin led Softbank’s team that reviewed all new investments during the period when Softbank invested in Buzzfeed’s seed round and realized the most successful exits in NYC (including Buddy Media, The Huffington Post and Associated Content). Before Softbank, Karin worked with the MC Group and Knowledge Universe, education and media focused investment funds. Karin first developed her passion for building businesses when she co-founded an educational training company for children.
Karin is a member of Paramount Group’s Board of Directors and L’Oreal’s Women in Digital and serves as a mentor for Techstars and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with an MBA and BS from the Wharton School and a BA from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania.
Karin Klein makes the case for increased transparency about gender in venture capital.