[imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”dropshadow” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”left” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][/imageframe]Kate Drane is Indiegogo’s Senior Director of Outreach for Tech and Hardware. Coining herself as a VC of the people, Kate has led hundreds of companies, including those for Misfit Wearables, Jolla and Canonical, to secure funding on Indiegogo.

In addition to working at Indiegogo, Kate is the co-founder and CMO of The Can Van, the world’s first mobile beer canning service made to bring reasonably-priced and environmentally-friendly packaging options to California breweries. She met her co-founders while attending Presidio Graduate School, where she received her MBA in Sustainable Management.

Kate is passionate about serving her local community, and sits on the advisory board for Catalyze Chicago, Goodcity Chicago and Brewed in Chicago.

Kate frequently speaks at events around the world including Engadget Expand, CES and TEDx.