Kaia Simmons

Kaia Simmons

Vice President

Milestones: Milestones:

Harvard Business School MBA

Judged a talent show alongside Randy Jackson

Competed in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Swimming Trials

Specializing In: Specializing In:

Consumer

Team
Kaia Simmons

Background

Kaia is responsible for identifying, pursuing, executing and supporting Stripes’ consumer investments. She works closely with Stripes’ portfolio companies 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 investments at Stripes, and she was a Product Management MBA Intern at Daily Harvest during the summer of 2019.

Companies

Interests

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.


Education

B.A. in Human Biology, Stanford University.

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

M.B.A, Harvard Business School