Our founding partner has over 20 years of experience building great companies.


Chloe Capital is focused on early stage technology and tech-enabled companies with talented, hard working, diverse teams. We make seed stage investments in promising companies and use our networks and experience to help them grow. We're also excited to advance the next generation of inspiring leaders by building a community that offers exclusive access to founder and investor events. 

Our Team: Experienced, Smart & Savvy


Fascinated by the Digital Age, Kathryn Cartini is always searching for different ways to apply technology to the art of communication. 

After graduating from the Newhouse Program at Syracuse University, she began her career in television broadcasting. In the newsroom, she became skilled at asking qualifying questions, learning through listening and above all else, communicating stories across multiple platforms.

She continues to share stories today, representing Upstate's startup ecosystem as CEO of Peacock Media, LLC, and CMO of Upstate Venture Connect - Upstate NY's super regional network for entrepreneurs. 

Kate is also a talent scout and mentor with the StartFast Venture Accelerator, and an advisor for the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship in the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne College. 

Catch up with Kate on Twitter or Instagram @KathrynCartini.

Elisa Miller-Out is an entrepreneur, investor and community builder. She’s currently COO of Women 2.0 and co-founder of PollQ, a chatbot startup. 

Elisa recently had a successful exit from Singlebrook, a custom software services firm that she co-founded and ran for 10 years. Singlebrook has Fortune 500, higher education and nonprofit clients from all over the world including: Cornell, Yale, Henry Schein, Hitachi, the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund and more.

Elisa has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Forbes and other publications, and she speaks about technology and entrepreneurship at events across the country. Prior to founding Singlebrook, Elisa founded two other companies and worked in a variety of industries in New York City. She has also founded several networking groups and regularly serves as a mentor and judge for startup accelerators and competitions. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Barnard College of Columbia University.

When she’s not working, Elisa enjoys local foods, Crossfit, swimming in waterfalls, reading and spending time with her husband and two daughters and her big extended family. She can be found on Twitter at @ElisaMillerOut.

Erica O'Brian is the Director of Operations for Singlebrook Technology, Inc, responsible for implementing programs and processes across a range of areas, including marketing, sales, human resources, product development, and project management. 

She is also an organizer of Women in Tech Meetup-CNY, and an Executive Assistant at Women 2.0 - a national media brand for women tech entrepreneurs.

Prior to this experience, Erica was Operations Manager for Venture Architecture, Inc and Digs Design. 

She received a B.A. from Burlington College. 

Connect with Erica on LinkedIN

Chloe Capital Advisors


Nasir Ali
Cofounder - Upstate Venture Connect
Investor - Seed Capital Fund of CNY
General Partner - StartFast Accelerator

Martin Babinec
Founder - TriNet
Venture Catalyst - UpVentures
Founder - Upstate Venture Connect

Majora Carter
Founder, CEO - StartUp Box #QA
CEO - Majora Carter Group
Founder - Sustainable South Bronx

Cheryl Contee
CEO - Fission Strategy
Co-Founder - Attentive.ly at Blackbaud
VP - Fleishman Hillard

Dick Frederick
Founder, Director - Eastern NY Angels
Board Member - NEXUS-NY, UVANY
Board of Directors - Vital Vio, Glauconix



Sumi Krishnan
President & CEO, K4 Solutions
Success Coach
Patent Expert

Marnie LaVigne, Ph.D.
President, CEO - Launch NY
Investor, Buffalo Angels
Former Leader, Center of Excellence @ UB

Steve Raines
Cofounder - Field Nimble, SWRemote
Managing Director - VCAMP Accelerator
Investor - Two Guys In a Boat

Chuck Stormon
Director - Assured Information Systems
Founder, CEO - RushTera
General Partner - StartFast Accelerator

David Thiemecke
Cofounder - Field Nimble
Cofounder - Algonquin Studios
Managing Director - VCAMP Accelerator

If minorities started and owned businesses at the same rate as non-minorities do, the United States would have more than 1 million additional employer businesses and approximately an extra 9.5 million jobs in the economy.
— Kaufmann Foundation | State of Entrepreneurship Report 2017