Kimmy Paluch

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CitizenshipUnited States of America
EducationComputer science
Alma mater
  • Dartmouth College
  • MIT Sloan School of Management
OccupationSeed investor
AwardsSego Award

Kimberly Paluch is an American seed investor. Paluch is the founder and managing partner at Chicago-based venture capital fund Beta Boom. [1]


Paluch earned her bachelor's degree in computer science from Dartmouth College in 2004, and later earned her MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management in 2011.[2] [3]


Before becoming a venture capitalist, Paluch founded and led a Silicon Valley product innovation consultancy Boom Factor. In 2018, Paluch founded diversity-focused seed fund Beta Boom in Utah. [4] Beyond investmenting, Paluch has led the formation of the New Pattern grant program, which provides seed grants to Black women entrepreneurs in Utah and Chicago. [5][6]

Awards and Recognition

In 2019, Paluch received a Sego Award, which recognizes prominent and rising women in business in Utah advocating for gender equality.[7] Additionally, Paluch as recognized at one of eight Women of the Year in 2020 by Utah Business Magazine.


  1. Wade, Reggie (August 16, 2020). "How Beta Boom is helping women- and minority-led startups grow their businesses". Yahoo! Finance. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  2. "Speaker Profile: Kimmy Paluch". Social Venture Circle. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  3. Strier, Jacob (January 28, 2020). "Venture capital group supports companies associated with alumni". The Dartmouth. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  4. Podder, Api. "Meet Beta Boom, A Seed-Stage VC Fund For Underserved Entrepreneurs". Your Mark on the World. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  5. Raymond, Art (Aug 1, 2020). "New Pattern Utah aims to break down disparities in business funding for Black women". Deseret News. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  6. Tepper, Nona (October 12, 2020). "New Pattern Chicago Aims to Give City's Underrepresented Founders a Boost". Built In Chicago. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  7. Porter, Carley (May 11, 2019). "Sego Awards founders say event seeks to recognize women". Daily Herald. Retrieved 14 January 2021.

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