Claire Hansen joined the CTAN staff in May 2018 as an Investment Associate before being promoted to Investment Director in October 2019. In her role, Claire directs the organization’s investment strategy, including management of the funding cycle, execution of due diligence, and implementation of key ecosystem partnerships.
During her time at CTAN, she has spearheaded improvements to the funding cycle, including a major revamp of the process in the summer of 2019. Claire has been selected as a SXSW panelist and meet-up host, co-led Austin Startup Week’s Fundraising Track, and served as a judge for the Austin A-List Awards. She also participates in mentor hours within the Austin ecosystem at organizations such as Capital Factory, Quake Capital, SXSW, and TechStars.
Prior to joining CTAN, Claire’s experience involved managing and improving experimental programs at companies ranging from 1-350 employees. Notably, she previously served as Accelerator Program Coordinator for the Capital Factory Fund.
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