Katie Mulligan


I’ve fallen in love with the startup community, thanks to the inspiring professors, founders, investors, and mentors I’ve met, and am excited to start giving back by helping to build pillar companies in Boston.”
Katie Mulligan is a senior at Northeastern University studying finance and entrepreneurship, where serves as the Investment Lead for IDEA: Northeastern University’s Venture Accelerator. Katie manages the Gap Fund, a $10,000 non-equity seed grant for ventures in the later stages of IDEA’s program.


Katie is completing her third and final co-op as part of Pillar’s platform team, where she brings her entrepreneurial passion to Pillar’s portfolio companies. Prior to Pillar, Katie completed worked as a co-op at Wellington Management in London where she served on the client and prospect communications team, and Hercules Capital, in Palo Alto, where she analyzed deals for the company’s venture debt portfolio.

Growing up, Katie was on a television show called Aqua Kids that educates young people about the importance of protecting marine and aquatic environments.