Karen Buckner is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer at MK Capital. Karen leads the firm's education technology investment practice.

Karen has initiated and managed several venture investments for the Productivity Fund III and the Productivity Fund IV and served as a public equity research analyst in emerging markets at First Analysis Corporation. Her areas of expertise include operational management and business and financial analysis.

Prior to founding MK Capital, Karen served as Vice President of Operations at I-Works, a venture-backed internet services company, where she was responsible for building the organization and its related infrastructure. Karen currently sits on the board of directors of Apex Learning and eSpark Learning. Karen is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Kellogg's Graduate School of Management. Karen can be reached at

Fund's investment verticals: digital media, software, education technology and cloud infrastructure.