Jury Member

Kathy Ku

2017 Fellow | Investor at Vive Collective



Kathy Ku

United States

Kathy Ku is an entrepreneur and physician turned digital health investor. She is passionate about health equity and international development.

Dr. Kathy Ku is an investor at Vive Collective, a digital health investment platform based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to joining the investing world, she was the co-founder of two social enterprises: SPOUTS of Water is a manufacturer of ceramic water filters and provider of clean drinking water in Uganda; Dr. Noah is the largest producer of bamboo toothbrushes in South Korea. She also spent time at McKinsey & Co. and the Boston Consulting Group when she wasn't tinkering and building things with her hands.

She completed her MD/MBA at Stanford University where she was a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow for New Americans and the Operations Manager at the Arbor Free Clinics. She also received her AB/MS at Harvard University in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Engineering Sciences. She has over 20+ peer reviewed publications in various medical subspecialties with a strong focus on outcomes research, cost-effectiveness analysis and the intersection of healthcare and business.

Outside of work, you can find her running after her toddler and spending time with her family.