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Kate Kendall

Founder, Atto VC

Melbourne

Kate Kendall is a British-Australian entrepreneur, community builder, coach, and advisor. As a startup industry veteran, she’s founded multiple companies including most recently, Atto: a trusted startup school and virtual accelerator program for female founders. Kate is the founder director of Indie Labs (a startup advisory studio and product firm). She also founded CloudPeeps, The Fetch and IndieConf.

Kate is a pioneer of the ‘indie way’ for startup building and regularly champions alt-funding pathways, having bootstrapped businesses as well as successfully raising traditional investor capital, crowdfunding, and grant funding.

Kate holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Business (Marketing) degrees. She started out as a business journalist and now regularly advises companies on the role of community, low-code tech entrepreneurship, and global startup operations. Her work has been featured in Quartz, BuzzFeed, The Next Web, The Australian, the ABC, Marie Claire, Lifehacker and more.

Over the past decade, she’s lived and worked in Melbourne, New York, San Francisco, Berlin, and Brisbane. She is currently based in regional Victoria, Australia with her husband, two daughters, and two cats. Their next chapter includes moving to a farm in the Macedon Ranges.

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