Katie Hutchison joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2017 as Media Relations Manager, where she is responsible for positioning the Firm and its partners in the media, while maintaining effective, working relationships with the press. She also advises individual portfolio companies, helping them to build strong communications, social, and media relations strategies.
Before joining Kleiner Perkins, Katie served as Head of Communications at financial technology platform company, Kabbage, where she focused on technology communications and crisis management. She also earned the company recognition with leading industry award wins, including CNBC Disruptors, Inc. 500|5000, Forbes’ FinTech 50, and more. Previously, Katie worked on the Corporate Communications team at Box, where she led successful PR campaigns around company’s growth and expansion, acquisitions, technology announcements, and other key business milestones, including their IPO. During her five years at Box, Katie spearheaded the company’s Speakers Bureau, working directly with C-suite executives to place them at high-touch conferences and events. She launched her PR career in the agency world at Atomic PR and Waggener Edstrom.
Katie graduated with a B.A. in Urban Studies with a Specialization in Art History from Columbia University in New York City.
Katie enjoys exploring the uniqueness of San Francisco’s food, art, and live music scene. As an avid photographer, she likes having beaches, forests, and mountains all within easy reach. Her favorite camera is her Fujifilm Instax Polaroid.