Katie Biber

General Counsel at Thumbtack, Inc.

Katie Biber

Katie Biber

General Counsel at Thumbtack, Inc.

Biography

Katie Biber is a leader with deep experience counseling high-growth technology companies. She solves problems at the intersection of technology, politics, and law, typically in the context of harsh media and public scrutiny.

Since 2015, she has served as general counsel at Thumbtack, where she manages the legal, trust and safety, communications, government affairs, compliance, and regulatory teams. Previously, she was senior counsel at Airbnb.

Before moving to the Bay Area, Katie worked for more than 15 years at the highest levels of politics and government. She served as general counsel to the Romney for President campaign in 2012, building the legal department and managing all legal issues. As an election lawyer from 2004 through 2012, Katie represented candidates, donors, political party committees, and nonprofit groups in high-stakes enforcement actions and litigation. She also has significant experience navigating clients through investigations by the Justice Department and committees of the U.S. Congress.

Katie graduated summa cum laude from George Washington University. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and a teaching fellow in the government department at Harvard College. Following law school, she served as a clerk to Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Katie is a frequent speaker on topics such as politics, tech, and the overlap between the two, as well as strategies to increase the presence of women in both industries. She lives in San Francisco with her husband Mark Chen and two sons.

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Thumbtack, Inc.

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Number of Boards

2

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Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder at Thumbtack, Inc.

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Managing Director at Javelin Venture Partners Management LLC

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Venture Advisor at Relay Ventures

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Director of Admissions & Operations at Presidio Knolls School, Inc.

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Game Developer at CMP Media LLC

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Partner at Sequoia Capital

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Director at Code for America Labs, Inc.

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Managing Partner at Govtech Fund LLC

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Co-Founder at Thumbtack, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Thumbtack, Inc.

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General Counsel at Thumbtack, Inc.
Career History
General Counsel
2015 - Current

Thumbtack, Inc. engages in the operation of online marketplace for hiring workers. It enables the customers to hire professionals for painting and remodeling homes, learning a new language, teaching kids, DJ and photographing weddings, dog-sitting, and planning birthday parties. The company was founded by Marco Zappacosta, Jonathan Swanson, Sander Daniels and Jeremy Tunnell in August 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Advisor
Current

Jackson Square Ventures is an active manager that provides equity financing to start-ups located in the US. The firm targets companies operating in the technology and consumer services sectors, primarily in the industries of marketing, rental, and information technology. Jackson Square Ventures invests in seed and early- stage capital requirements, with an initial investment ranging between USD 1 million and USD 5 million. The firm looks to take minority stake positions in its investments, as well as a seat on the board.

Senior Counsel
2013 - 2015

Airbnb is a community based on connection and belonging—a community that was born in 2008 when two hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to 4 million hosts who have welcomed over 800 million guest arrivals to about 100,000 cities in almost every country and region across the globe. Hosts on Airbnb are everyday people who share their worlds to provide guests with the feeling of connection and being at home. At Airbnb, we believe that hosts, guests and the communities where we operate are all stakeholders we have a responsibility to serve, and that by serving them alongside our employees and investors, we will build an enduringly successful company.

Boards & Committees
Board Member
Current

Code For America Labs, Inc. provides internet services. The firm specializes in technology, software, policy and government. The company was founded by Jennifer Pahlka and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

TO NURTURE THE YOUNG HEART AND MIND IN A JOYFUL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, WHERE THE CONVERGENCE OF PROGRESSIVE AND MANDARIN IMMERSION IGNITES CURIOSITY, CONNECTEDNESS, AND ENGAGEMENT IN THE WORLD.

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