Kate Drane

Kate Drane is Indiegogo’s hardware category lead. She is responsible for all aspects of business growth for the platform’s design and technology categories and has led many companies, including Misfit Wearables, Scanadu and Canonical, to secure funding on Indiegogo.

In addition to working at Indiegogo, Kate is the co-founder and CMO of The Can Van, the world’s first mobile beer canning service made to bring reasonably priced and environmentally friendly packaging options to California breweries. Prior to Indiegogo, Kate was the stakeholder outreach manager at Triple Pundit, a media company focused on sustainable business.

Kate is an organizer of the non-profit organization SoupSF, an exercise in community, food, creativity and good times. since 2012. In her role, Kate works to encourage civic participation throughout the San Francisco area. Kate frequently speaks at events around the country including Engadget+gdgt Live at CE Week, MAKE’s Hardware Innovation Workshop and TEDx.