Kathy H. Chan, advisor
Kathy co-founded 137 Ventures and serves as an advisor to the firm. She started 137 after having been at Facebook, where she focused on communications and marketing. While there, she worked closely with Facebook’s executive, engineering and business teams to develop key messages about the company’s products and corporate strategy. Presently, Kathy is a partner at Khosla Ventures and also a senior advisor to South by Southwest (SXSW), an annual technology conference known for jump-starting innovative entrepreneurs and start-up companies.
Earlier in her career, Kathy led Senator Bob Casey’s successful bid to defeat Rick Santorum in the most hotly contested campaign of the 2006 election cycle. In addition to serving as the deputy campaign manager, she also was the interim director of Senator Casey’s political committee. Previously, Kathy was the director of operations for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign in Pennsylvania and built the organization’s infrastructure across the state. She also has worked on several political races with America Coming Together (ACT) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). Kathy has received two POLLIE awards for direct marketing from the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC).
Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree with distinction in English and political science from Drew University.