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Kristen Hamilton (she/her)

General Partner, Enjoy the Work

Kristen Hamilton is a technology entrepreneur and CEO with multiple exits. She is a venture partner at leading VCs, a board director of growth stage companies Top Hat, Aduro, Strivr and Fairmatic, and chair of the board of Directors’ Cup Invitational Ski Classic. She co-founded predictive hiring software leader Koru, and was CEO until it was acquired by UK based Capfinity. She previously co-founded e-commerce pioneer Onvia and took it public on NASDAQ. Kristen served as SVP Strategic Partnerships at Guild Education, a unicorn in the education to employment space and as an executive for global enterprises including Microsoft and World Learning.

The primary focus of her career has been driving impact in the technology, talent and education industries. She is a recognized expert in education and HR technology spaces, with a deep focus on the intersection of education and employment and is currently where she was head of educator strategy, and World Learning, where she was COO.

She grew up near Montreal, and currently splits her time between Seattle and Whistler. Kristen is mom to two teenage daughters and a golden retriever, and has deep passion for skiing, biking, rowing, and spending time outdoors in the mountains.



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