Katy Lynch is a British-born entrepreneur, marketer, and investor.
Shortly after graduating from the University of Manchester in 2005, Katy moved to Chicago and became the Head of Social for Where I've Been, Facebook's largest travel application. Lynch spearheaded all marketing initiatives for the company before TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP) acquired the company in 2010. Shortly after the Where I’ve Been/TripAdvisor acquisition, she launched SocialKaty, her explosively popular digital media consulting business. With over 70 clients including large national brands such as AAA, Firestone, Shopkins and Beanie Babies, Lynch grew the business into the largest social media marketing agency in the Midwest before being acquired by Manifest in July 2014. Her successes positioned her to become the first female CEO of Techweek, the nation’s leading technology conference and festival.
Today, Katy is the Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Codeverse -- the world's first interactive coding studio for kids ages 6-13. Codeverse is founded on the mission to "teach a billion kids to code." Katy is the recipient of the Smart Cookies Award by Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, and has appeared on Forbes, NBC, Inc, WGN, Huffington Post, FOX and Today.com, amongst others.