Entrepreneur - Investor - Adventure Addict
Katya Kohen is on a mission to provide capital and guidance to diverse founders, who are tackling global challenges in innovative ways. With her venture experience, she aims to bring companies and investors into a balance between profit and global impact.

With over 10 years of professional experience on Wall Street and in the startup ecosystem, she invests in companies that reduce inequalities. Areas she invests in are health and wellness; affordable energy and environment; responsible consumption and sustainable production.

Currently, she is an active angel investor and leads portfolio mentorship through Amadeo, as well as M&A practice and investments at Techstars.

Prior to co-founding Amadeo, she launched a few enterprises and co-founded Starta Ventures, an ecosystem, and community for immigrant founders to help them scale in the U.S. and globally.

Katya has mentored and invested in over 150 startups from all over the world, raised 4 funds, and achieved multiple exits not only for her ventures but for portfolio companies as well. Since 2015, the total investments and exits through her investment funds have exceeded $400M. She has been featured in Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and other publications globally.

She is an advocate for immigrant entrepreneurship and a founder for the Immigrant Entrepreneurship Foundation. In her free time, Katya writes books for children, donating the royalties to charity.
By spotting opportunity in limitations, i learned to create my own success.
I grew up in the Soviet Union, during a time of political and economic turmoil. My parents didn't have much money, and so my childhood was one of hand-me-downs. I'd inherited my older brothers' books, clothes, pants, and even their tights -- the footed kind to keep you warm in the bitter cold of winter. I had a few cherished dolls of my own, though we couldn't afford to buy them shiny new dresses. So I put my brothers' old clothes to a different use: I cut off parts of them and fashioned the fabric into doll clothes. It would take me years to understand what I'd really done there. I wasn't just dressing a doll... read more
Published author of books on marketing and entrepreneurship, contributor to Forbes magazine and other business publications. In free time, she writes books for children, donating the royalties to charity. On a mission to bring innovation to the people by providing capital and other resources to entrepreneurs. And on a bigger mission to help children explore this world in an entrepreneurial way... see more
I helped startups with strategy, marketing and business development + get shit done, led 4 exists within Starta Ventures, my previous company, denart.

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Strategies for growth
Business success with new customer segments: women and 50+ generation

Innovating new products, services and changing processes
Marketing and CX
Marketing and positioning concepts that make a difference

Designing and implementing thoughtful and innovative customer experiences
Impact programs
Gender-smart investing strategies and solutions

Impact investing programs and social ventures
I help to develop startups.
I assist and support our clients to develop their business fast and successfully.
IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOUNDATION - We are an organization dedicated to highlighting the challenges faced by foreign entrepreneurs seeking to do business in America, as well as the U.S. investment and tech communities that rely on immigrant entrepreneurs.
Since the founding of our country, the entrepreneurial spirit has been a defining characteristic of the United States. Today we are the world leader in creating new enterprises, advancing innovation, and creating jobs as a result of this entrepreneurial activity. Fast-growing companies have long been the main source of new jobs and innovation in the United States. However, visa regulations and processes have made it increasingly difficult for immigrants to launch new companies here. We view this as a major competitive disadvantage for our country in the 21st century. Companies such as Google, Pfizer, Intel, Yahoo, DuPont, eBay and Procter & Gamble are all former start-ups founded by immigrants. Yet immigrants have not only founded major, well-known companies. Foreign-born residents made up just 12.5% of the U.S. population in 2008, while nearly 40% of technology company founders and 52% of founders of companies in Silicon Valley are foreign-born.
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Katya Kohen
E-mail: k@amadeoglobal.com