Katie Rae serves as the CEO & Managing Partner of The Engine, a venture capital fund built by MIT, that invests in early-stage companies solving the world’s biggest problems through the convergence of breakthrough science, engineering and leadership. She serves as a Board Member at Commonwealth Fusion Systems, Form Energy, Via Separations, and Lilac Solutions. Katie has advised hundreds of founders and invested in over 100 companies. She holds an MBA from Yale and BA in Biology from Oberlin College.
The U.S. government should create a Foundational Technology Development and Deployment Office to fill critical commercialization gaps.
Create a $500M fund and an administration authority that allows relevant government agencies to create public-private partnerships.