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Cathie Black

Principal, Madison Street Ventures

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Cathie Black is an active angel investor, board member and advisor to a number of early stage companies, including PubMatic, Yieldbot, Bark & Co (Bark Box), Pinks & Greens, Hit Fix, Imperative. She is a well known media and publishing executive having spent the majority of her career as President, then Chairman, of Hearst Magazines. Prior to Hearst, Cathie was president and publisher of USA Today & also publisher of NY Magazine, the first woman to be named a publisher for a consumer magazine.

She is also an author, having written Basic Black: the Essential Guide to Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life), a NY Times and WSJ best seller. Cathie was also on the Fortune list of the top 100 female executives for 12 consecutive years.