Karin Klein is a founding partner at Bloomberg Beta, Bloomberg's venture fund that invests in early-stage tech companies focused on advancing the ways we work. She is a consistently trusted partner to some of New York's most successful startups (for example, she led the first venture round in Buddy Media, acquired by Salesforce for ~$750M).
Since its launch, Bloomberg Beta has announced 45 investments. Under Karin’s leadership on the east coast, startups such as Bonusly, Codecademy, Flashpoint, goTenna, InfluxDB and Pathgather continue to see strong performance and the fund’s had successful exits including Nodejitsu's sale to GoDaddy and Newsle's acquisition by LinkedIn.
Prior to launching Bloomberg Beta, Karin led new initiatives for Bloomberg LP, where she and her team built new businesses, developed strategy and created partnerships. Before joining Bloomberg, Karin led Softbank's team that reviewed all new investments during the period when Softbank invested in Buzzfeed’s seed round and realized the most successful exits in NYC (including Buddy Media, The Huffington Post and Associated Content). Before Softbank, Karin worked with the MC Group and Knowledge Universe, education and media focused investment funds.
Karin first developed her passion for building businesses when she co-founded an educational training company for children. Karin continues that dynamism by helping build the NYC tech community and serving as a mentor to TechStars, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and First Growth and as an adviser to founders and high growth businesses by serving on boards like L'Oreal's Women in Digital.
Karin graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with an MBA and BS from the Wharton School and a BA from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania.