Kate joined HowAboutWe in November 2010. Since then, she has helped to build and lead HowAboutWe’s acquisition team, expanding our strategy from a single channel to an integrated, multi-channel approach with increasing scale and positive return on investment. In addition to acquisition, she works closely with the CEOs and CFO around financial modeling.
Prior to joining HowAboutWe, she worked at Goldman Sachs in Debt Capital Markets, advising consumer, retail, and healthcare corporations. She began her career at Forrester Research, where she studied how technology changes impacted business.
An active participant in the NYC startup community, Kate has taught User Acquisition Marketing at General Assembly and How To Transition From Finance to Tech through Skillshare. Kate earned a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in Geography & Economics, and spent ten days at Wharton Business School before dropping out to pursue a career in tech startups. She is an avid reader, passionate about food, wine, and travel.
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I spent five years in finance before moving to work at a tech startup based in NYC. The recruiting process in tech is very different, and this presentation shares everything I wish I'd known when I was making the move, including:
How to think about what I was looking for
How to approach startups
Whether or not I should be active on social media
The course is set of 5 video lectures that will take about an hour to complete, plus supplementary reading materials.
I'm hoping to continue adding to the course over time so if you have questions that aren't addressed please let me know and I'll add video responses to them.
By the end of the class you should have a clear sense of your next steps in making the move from finance to tech.
If you have a background in finance and are interested in moving to a tech startup, this is exactly what you are looking for.
The course is pretty basic but yet effectively covers the topics needed most. It not only provides insight about how to transition from finance industry to tech but also provides tidbits to avoid common pitfalls during interview, about the mindset of startups and also tips to prepare resume when switching fields. If you are looking to switch fields or recently graduated or interested to know about hiring process in startups take this course.
If you're looking to break into a tech startup from finance THIS IS AN AMAZING RESOURCE. Kate knows her stuff and has proven it by doing it herself. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to make the move.