Katherine O’Neill is the Executive Director for JumpStart New Jersey Angel Network, a member led angel investor group that invests in early stage high growth companies in Mid-Atlantic region, and an investor in technology businesses. She currently serves on the Board of the Angel Capital Association ACA the national organization representing angel investor groups in North America. Katherine is a member of the NJ Economic Development Authority Edison Fund Advisory Board, Ben Franklin Technology Partners IAC Advisory board, NJ Technology CFO Advisory Board, Princeton University MIRTHE Investment Focus Group and Rutgers Innovation Park Advisory Board. She has spoken at and judged business plan competitions both regionally, nationally and internationally at events such as Acceleratech Sao Paulo, Brazil Angel Summit Rio de Janiero, IMPACT, Funding Post; Princeton Start up weekend, Astia, Microsoft BizSpark NYC competition, Tri State Donald W. Reynolds Cup, Princeton University Jumpstart Innovation Forum and Angel Capital Association National Summit. She is an advisor and mentor to early stage startups at TechLaunch and E-Labs. Jumpstart was formed with the assistance of the New Jersey Technology Council and New Jersey Economic Development Authority. Jumpstart focuses on seed/early stage companies with core technology needing both funding and seasoned management assistance to move forward. Jumpstart actively looks for investments in the $200k-$1 Million range, and sometimes co-invests in larger investments with other angel groups or venture capital firms. Since 2004, Jumpstart has invested in over 37 companies in the Mid-Atlantic region. Katherine is a seasoned financial executive and investor in early stage enterprises with extensive experience in start up and entrepreneurial operations as well as operational experiences in a diverse range of businesses. She has particular expertise developing technology-based business as well as strategic business plans, budgets, cash and tax planning and fund raising. She has extensive multinational experience and financial operation management and knowledge of healthcare pharmaceuticals, information systems, e-commerce and medical devices and diagnostics. She is the CEO of O’Neill Associates and consults with technology companies acting as interim CEO and CFO. In addition to her entrepreneurial activities, she was a senior executive in corporate finance in both a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company and Fortune 500 chemical company. Katherine has served on many non-profit boards focusing on education and women in business. Katherine is also currently active with the Forum of Executive Women.
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