Kathryn Minshew

new york, ny
Founder & ceo, the muse

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I'm involved in advising XFactor portfolio members but not actively investing at the moment as I'm fairly all-consumed running The Muse!




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Kathryn Minshew is the CEO & Founder of The Muse, a career platform used by over 75 million people to research companies and careers. In 2018, The Muse was named one of Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World and #3 Most Innovative Company for Enterprise.

Kathryn has spoken at MIT and Harvard, contributed to the WSJ and HBR, and appeared on TODAY and CNN, among others. She's been named to New York on Tech’s Disruptors and Innovators, Inc.’s Female Founders 100, Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, Marie Claire’s The New Guard and many more. Previous to starting The Muse, Kathryn worked on HPV vaccine introduction in Rwanda with the Clinton Health Access Initiative, and before that was at McKinsey & Company. Her first book, “The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career” (Crown Business, April 2017), was a Wall Street Journal national bestseller.