Karen focuses on Stripes’ consumer investments. She works closely with a number of Stripes’ portfolio companies, partnering on strategy and business development initiatives, and assisting at the board level.
Karen is currently actively involved with Stripes’ portfolio companies Siete, Califia Farms, Stella & Chewy’s, Snooze and On Running. She was also involved in Stripes' past investments in Turtle Beach, Audio Network, Grubhub and Ketra.
"IN MY OPINION, STRIPES' SUCCESS IS ROOTED IN THE PRODUCT WE PROVIDE OUR ENTREPRENEURS AND MANAGEMENT TEAMS. WHAT DO I THINK MAKES THIS PRODUCT? OUR TEAM, OUR ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT, OUR FOCUS, OUR PAST SUCCESSES, OUR RECRUITING CAPABILITIES, OUR LOVE FOR BOTH TECH AND CONSUMER, I COULD KEEP GOING ON AND ON!"
Karen grew up in Canada and now lives in Tribeca with her husband and her two daughters, Katie and Anna. Karen is an avid cyclist, having biked across the United States just before joining Stripes. She loves every minute she spends with her family and enjoys pretty much everything outdoors (running, hiking, relaxing, whatever). She’ll never turn down a walk alongside New York’s Hudson River, even if it’s in the middle of winter – she does have Canadian blood after all.
B.A. in Biomedical Engineering and Economics, Yale University
M.B.A., Stanford University, Arjay Miller Scholar