Kateri Jones

Small Business Specialist 
kjones@dcwbc.org 202-393-8308

Kateri Jones is the Small Business Specialist for the DC WBC. She previously worked in the telecommunications, Private Equity, Venture Capital industry for almost a decade. There, she was responsible for supporting the strategic and business development progress of portfolio companies, performing detailed research within the digital media space, conducting due diligence and deal analysis on potential new investment opportunities. She has a passion for organizing and developing new ideas and concepts for entrepreneurs and investors. Her deep love for international travel took her to the University of Capetown where she worked with their business program teaching South African and American students finance, entrepreneurial skills and business development. Other international experience includes work and study in Costa Rica and Italy. Her global experiences provide her with critical insight that assists entrepreneurs in their efforts to target various global startup markets and underserved communities. Kateri is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Economics. She has also furthered her knowledge in business and entrepreneurship through participation in programs at Stanford Business School in Palo Alto, California, and the completion of the Venture Capital Institute program, sponsored by the National Venture Capital Association

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