Katie Nowak

Venture Capital, Innovation, Growth

New York, NY, USA

Expert Bio

Katie is an innovation leader, new ventures designer, and investor. If you're a startup, book time with Katie to: + Practice your Pitch + Secure Fundraising Advice + Uncover New Growth Strategies + Ideate on ways to Improve your Biz Model --- More on Katie Below --- Katie brings 10 years of experience to developing viable ventures across corporate and start-up clients. She's forecasted over $890MN in revenue and enabled ~$80MN in year 1 investments, all while managing multi-million dollar budgets. Katie has deep experience across the venture lifecycle, from idea-stage incubations to pre-IPO growth companies. Katie is the founder and Partner of Kanvas; Venture Partner at HF Scale; Angel Investor with Hustle Fund's Angel Squad; and NYC Chapter President of the Venture Mentoring Team. She is also an industry mentor for the U.S. National Science Foundation's iCorps program. Katie has given talks on growth and business models to Fordham University's EMBA program; Plug and Play Korea; Columbia University's venture community; and many more. She's mentored startup founders with Target, Babson College, eMerge Americas, and many other organizations.


Venture Capital

Growth Strategy



Go-to-Market Strategy


Founder + Partner


Jan 2020 - current

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Venture Partner

HF Scale Partners

Nov 2023 - current

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Angel Squad

Hustle Fund

Nov 2022 - current

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NYC Chapter President

The Venture Mentoring Team

Jun 2020 - current

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Bachelor of Arts

Boston College

Economics, French

Certificate, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Harvard Business School

Design Thinking, Innovation, Negotiation, Disruptive Strategy

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