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Katy Yam

Katy Yam

Partner, Real Ventures & General Manager, FounderFuel

About Katy Yam

Katy is an influential figure in the tech community with extensive experience and a strong network. She is an Investment Partner at Real Ventures and FounderFuel General Manager, helping early-stage startups navigate challenges. Katy also serves on multiple boards, offering mentorship and coaching to founders. She supports local tech entrepreneurship conferences and works to increase the representation of women in the startup community. In 2022, she was behind a $100K Women in Investment Prize at Startupfest.

Get to know Katy Yam

What are your hopes for the next generation of women in tech?
My hope is that women will be proportionally represented in all areas of tech, especially technical roles and STEM-heavy industries. I also aspire to see all women, especially women of colour, be equally compensated for the immense value they bring to their organizations.

What’s the greatest piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Early on in my career, a mentor told me that the best thing to do when gossip or uncertainty is in the air is to focus and work hard on delivering value to the business because good quality work will always speak louder than your voice, and is a much more productive use of time.