Karen Rubin is the Chief Revenue Officer at Owl Labs.
Beginning her career in 2004 in investment banking, Karen then completed four years as project manager for Promotions (acquired by TheStreet.com in 2007).
She moved to Boston to join HubSpot as employee number 30 in 2008. Although her main job there was product management, she also co-hosted several hundred weekly episodes of a webcast called first “HubSpot TV” then “Marketing Update.”
In 2013-2014 she spent 14 months as entrepreneur-in-residence at Matrix Partners. From 2014 to 2016, she was VP of Product at Quantopian.
In 2016 Karen joined the robotics and teleconferencing company, Owl Labs, as VP of Growth.
In 2015, Karen published a study that shows that a hypothetical portfolio of investments in women-led companies would perform three times better than an investment in an index fund based on the S&P 500 over the same period.
Her study was inspired by a Credit Suisse’s Gender 3000 report, specifically that “Companies with more than one woman on the board have returned a compound 3.7% a year over those that have none…” and yet paradoxically only “12.7% of boards had gender diversity.