Karin D. O’Connor
Clinical Assistant Professor, Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative; Executive Director, Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital; Venture Partner, Serra Ventures
Karin O’Connor has been an active investor in early-and growth-stage companies for over twenty years. She currently serves as clinical assistant professor at Kellogg. She is also a venture partner at Serra Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm. Previously,Karin served as managing director of Hyde Park Angels, Chicago’s largest angel investor network. Karin earnedaBA in finance from the University of Illinois, where she graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned anMBA from Kellogg, where she was an F.C. Austin Scholar and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma. Karin earned a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter in 2007.