Kara is a Partner at Upfront Ventures, where she has led investments including Parachute Home, Stem, Territory, Strive Talent, and Qordoba. Before joining Upfront in 2014, Kara co-founded Moonfrye, a children’s e-commerce company. Prior to Moonfrye, Kara spent close to seven years at IAC where she co-headed the M&A group at IAC, leading some of their most successful acquisitions, notably Urbanspoon, Dictionary.com and Aston Hotels. While at IAC, she acted as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Urbanspoon and Citysearch and also served as a board member to Hatch Labs, IAC’s mobile technology incubator, where she was the seed investor and advisor to Tinder. Kara also spent time at Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, and Battery Ventures, and is a founding member of All Raise, a VC-led group dedicated to increased diversity in funders and founders. She received her AB in Politics from Princeton University and her MBA from Stanford University.
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