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Katie Szczepaniak Rice
Board Member
Senior Associate, Epic Ventures

Katie Szczepaniak Rice is a Senior Associate with Epic Ventures, an early-stage technology venture capital fund. Katie focuses on new investments in software and IT. She is on the boards of DOTGO and Figaro and serves as an observer on the boards of Iosil and Exagen.

Prior to joining Epic, Katie was a strategic market analyst at Cabot Corporation in advanced materials for alternative energy markets. Before Cabot, Katie was a consultant with Kline & Co., a management consulting firm serving Fortune 100 companies as well as emerging businesses. Before Kline, Katie was a field engineer in the energy sector for Schlumberger in France.

Katie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science & Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from the University of Chicago. She serves on boards and committees for several community and industry organizations including Coronado Ventures Forum, Astia, SVForum, NMBio, and New Mexico TechGYRLS. She is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.