Katie Szczepaniak Rice - Venture Associate

Katie Szczepaniak Rice is a Senior Associate with EPIC Ventures where she focuses on new investments in software and technology and oversees Epic’s activities and portfolio in New Mexico. She is currently on the board of DOTGO, and she serves as an observer on the board of Aspen Avionics. She currently oversees investments in RiskSense, Volta, and Exagen. She has in the past served on the boards of Lavu and Figaro. Prior to joining EPIC, Katie held positions as strategic market analyst at Cabot Corporation in alternative energy markets, consultant with Kline & Co., a management consulting firm serving Fortune 100 companies and private equity firms, and field engineer in the energy sector for Schlumberger in France.

Katie supports the entrepreneurial ecosystem in several ways, including as board member of ABQid, Hautepreneurs, and the Coronado Ventures Forum, and she has taught a class in technology entrepreneurship at UNM’s Anderson School of Management. Katie received the New Mexico “40 Under Forty” award in 2013 and the NM Tech Council’s “Women in Technology” award in 2015. 

Katie earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering from MIT and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.


  • MBA - University of Chicago
  • BS - MIT


  • RiskSense
  • Lavu


  • Volta
  • Aspen Avionics
  • Exagen
  • Lumidigm (Acquired: HID Global)