Katherine Grass

Venture Partner and CEO
Thayer Ventures

2020 Phocuswright Conference speaker

Katherine Grass Venture Partner and CEO
With more than 20 years of experience in technology, Katherine brings expertise in how corporations view, formulate and drive investment and innovation. Before joining Thayer Ventures, she was Global Head of Innovation & Ventures at Amadeus IT Group where she created the innovation division, including Amadeus Ventures, an Open API Program and a trends and research unit focusing on the latest trends impacting travel. Prior to Amadeus, Katherine was founder of Chalktech, a startup specializing in IT vendor financial fraud as well as held senior positions across Europe with Compaq Computer.

Katherine received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Lewis & Clark College in 1995 and a graduate degree from Edinburgh Business School in 2002. She is trilingual in English, Spanish and German.