Kelly joined Backstage Capital to support the relaunch of the open application, the pilot apprentice program, as well as Backstage Crowd to ensure that no startups get overlooked. She’s also a founding partner of Glocal Network & Finclusive Ventures and also the host of Finclusive Podcast. Initially investing in REI and later expanding to venture investing and advising, her current investment focus includes the Future of Work, Future of Education, FinTech and ClimateTech.
As a former Delivering Happiness consultant and the creator of its podcast, Kelly is passionate about creating a happier & more equitable world. With a BS in computer engineering and MS engineering management, Kelly had a prolific career in STEM as an engineer, a program manager, and a sustainability lead at Raytheon, and was a competitive Math coach & teacher in Doral Academy. Kelly was awarded an Inventor and Author award, Operational Excellence Awards and the Green Business Challenge Platinum award. She founded ERG groups and served on the diversity council.
Born in Macau, Kelly immigrated to Miami at the age of 12 and moved over 10 times for her career and will live nomadically with her family in 2022. Kelly is leveraging her life, work and investing experience to create diversity and equity in the startup ecosystem amongst founders as well as investors and LPs.
Life, Career & Happiness:
Being the Change You Want to See
You Always Get What You Want
Breaking into Your Calling
Investing & Equity:
Investing as a Catalyst
Investing as an Angel, Syndicate, GP or LP
Creating a more Equitable Monopoly Game
Creating Diversity & Equity through capital
Women in STEM
Leadership, Culture & Ops:
Launching Startups with Humanity
Improve your OS to Scale Performance
Managing a Remote Team
Culture & Strategy should Have Lunch together
Speaking / workshop:
World Economic Forum – Global Shapers