CEO & Managing Partner of The Engine, built by MIT

Katie Rae

CEO & Managing Partner of The Engine, built by MIT

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 for Commonwealth Fusion Systems, Form Energy, Via Separations, Lilac Solutions, Sublime Systems, WoHo, and VEIR.


Katie has advised hundreds of founders and invested in over 100 companies. Key investments include Pillpack (acquired by Amazon for $1 billion), Bevi, GrabCad, Synack, Zagster, NBD Nano, Neurala and Amino.


She holds an MBA from Yale and BA in Biology from Oberlin College.

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