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Kaia Simmons


Kaia helps lead Stripes' consumer health and pet investing efforts. She works closely with portfolio companies Dr. Barbara Sturm, Collectors Universe, Stella & Chewy’s and Califia Farms and has been with the Stripes team since 2014, although she took a temporary hiatus between 2018 and 2020 to get her MBA from Harvard Business School.

Prior to business school, Kaia focused on consumer and healthcare investments at Stripes, and she was a Product Management MBA Intern at Daily Harvest during the summer of 2019.



Kaia was born in Berkeley, CA and grew up primarily in Providence, RI. She was Co-Captain of the Stanford Varsity Women’s Swim team, although you’re less likely to find her in a pool these days. Instead, you might find her performing stand-up comedy at a mediocre show somewhere in Manhattan or Brooklyn. Lacking musical or theater talent, she’s taken to comedy via process of elimination.


B.A. in Human Biology, Stanford University.

M.S. in Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University

M.B.A, Harvard Business School

Kaia Simmons