Kala Marathi

Venture Partner

Kala Marathi has spent over 20 years in the technology investing and innovation space.  As a Venture Partner at Climate Impact Capital, she facilitates investments in companies at the cutting edge of the energy transition.  She has built and managed diversified portfolios of startup companies as Managing Director of the Cougar Venture Fund and as COO of Skypoint Capital.

In her role as Managing Director of the Houston Angel Network, Kala has facilitated over $30M in investments in 85 deals, and co-founded the Texas Halo Fund.  She has more than 20 years of operating and financial experience.  Kala was formerly with Reliant Energy where she was a founding member of the corporate venture group, Reliant Energy Net Ventures.  At Reliant, she led several smart grid pilots and technology initiatives, and launched a subsidiary called Texas Star Energy.  She also has extensive experience in strategy and corporate finance with such firms as the Continental Airlines and Chase.

Kala has served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Lyceum and the National Association of Women MBAs (Houston Chapter), and served as co-chair of the HX Cybersecurity Technology Committee.  Kala has B.A. in Japanese and Economics from Wellesley College, and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

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