Startup Grind Princeton welcomes Katherine O'Neill. Meet one of NJ's premier angel investors.
Katherine O’Neill is the Executive Director for JumpStart New Jersey Angel Network, a member led angel investor group that invests in early stage companies in Mid-Atlantic region. She is an investor in early stage growth companies. She has served on the Board of the Angel Capital Association. Katherine represents the ACA at both national and international events.
Katherine is a member of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of SEPA Advisory Board, AWE Ventures investment fund for women led businesses, NJ Economic Development Authority Edison Fund Advisory Board, NJ Technology CFO Advisory Board, MidAtlantic Diamond Ventures, Princeton University MIRTHE Investment Focus Group, Rowan University Venture Fund Advisory Board and Rutgers Innovation Park Advisory Board.. She is a mentor at regional accelerators Princeton University E-Labs and TechLaunch. In 2015, she was honored as one of NJBIZ’s 50 Best Women in NJ Business and Philadelphia Business Journal Woman of Distinction and the NJ Tech Council Financier of the Year Award.
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 extensive multi-national experience and financial operation management and expertise in healthcare, biotech, pharmaceuticals, information systems, e-commerce and social media. She is the president of O’Neill Associates and consults with growth companies.
In addition to her entrepreneurial activities, she was a senior executive in corporate finance in both a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company the now GlaxoSmithKline and Fortune 500 chemical company FMC. 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, AWE Association of Women Entrepreneurs and the New Jersey Technology Council. She has a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland and an MA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.