Kate McAndrew is a Principal at Bolt where she invests in pre-seed startups at the intersection of hardware and software. Kate joined Bolt as their first San Francisco based investment professional during Bolt's first funda. Bolt is currently investing out of an $80M third fund. She is particularly interested in consumer hardware, digitally native brands, and direct to consumer companies, but also regularly looks at enterprise SAAS and other B2B opportunities. Passionate about economically empowering women, Kate founded Women in Hardware. Since 2015, Women in Hardware has hosted 35+ events in five cities around the world, bringing co-founding teams together, connecting founders with investment, and supporting diverse recruiting practices. Kate is a mentor at Techstars and Venture Well. Prior to joining Bolt, Kate helped start a digital health accelerator, co-working space, and code school for kids in South Carolina, ran a digital marketing agency in Los Angeles, and built houses with Habitat for Humanity through the AmeriCorps program. She hold a BA in English and Art History from McGill university in Montreal. She loves flowers, her pitbull Duncan, and playing tennis.