Kathryne Cooper, MBA is a native Angeleno passionate about growing and funding early stage companies and creating an ecosystem to support entrepreneurs. She believes in applying a growth mindset to startup challenges and is interested in the integration of technology in settings that are traditionally analog. Since 2017, Kathryne has served as Co-Director of The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP).
Kathryne is the head of CTIP’s investment arm, where she selects medical device companies with commercialization potential, high clinical impact, and proprietary technology for investment and support. Kathryne engages the investment community at large – building relationships with Venture Capitalists, Angels and strategic partners to advance MedTech innovators within the CTIP portfolio.
Kathryne holds a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University, an MBA from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business and a Certificate in Venture Capital Finance from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She began her career in medicine, attending medical school at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine before transitioning to the business side of healthcare. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Bertran F. Cooper, M.D. Scholarship Fund via the Howard University College of Medicine, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force at the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies via the USC Marshall School of Business, and the Advisory Board of the Los Angeles City WiSTEM (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math [STEM]) initiative via the Office of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Kathryne nerds out connecting innovative people, products and ideas.