CEO, 2010 through 2014
Kerry oversaw the accelerator & DreamIt's funds. She led several of the Philadelphia and Austin programs & advised startups in all of the...more programs.
During her tenure, DreamIt expanded from Philly to 5 cities (Austin, Baltimore, New York, Philly, and Tel Aviv) and helped launch ~ 150 companies. As of Q3 2014, DreamIt companies in aggregate had gone on to raise more than $180 million in follow-on funding with an aggregate enterprise value of approximately $575 million.
Kerry Rupp is Chief Operating Officer at Medical Innovation Labs, a new hub for healthcare innovation.
With over 20 years of executive strategy and operations experience, Kerry has spent much of her career helping to launch and grow startup companies. Most recently, she was CEO and General Partner at DreamIt Ventures, a top-10 US startup accelerator. During her tenure, DreamIt helped launch 165 companies, grew to five cities, raised a $15+M follow-on fund, and initiated the DreamIt Access and DreamIt Health programs. DreamIt companies now have a market value of over $550M. Kerry was herself the founder of an online group travel service, Holiday Golightly.
Kerry holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Biology from Duke University