Kat Stepanek


Kat joined Smash Capital's New York investment office in October of 2023. Prior to joining, Kat was an Associate at Volition Capital, a Boston-based growth equity firm, on the Consumer & Internet team. While she primarily worked with consumer brands, she also spearheaded the launch of their sustainability practice, leading green tech efforts for her group. Her investing career began as an intern for Motley Fool Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on software and technology investments.

Kat graduated cum laude from Babson College with a B.S. in Business Administration concentrating in Finance and Entrepreneurship. During college, she spent a year at the London School of Economics and held internships with a handful of early stage start-ups.