President, Kendall Square Association
C.A. Webb is the President of the Kendall Square Association in Cambridge.
Previously, C.A. was a Co-Founder and former Partner at a disruptive new technology venture capital firm called _Underscore.VC.
C.A. has spent her career building ground-up products, programs and brands at emerging companies. She began her career as a brand manager for Fast Company, working closely with magazine co-founders Bill Taylor and Alan Webber prior to Bertelsmann’s $350 million acquisition. She built entrepreneurial development programs at Boston Collegiate Charter School and Trinity Boston Foundation prior to earning her MBA.
After business school, C.A. ran internal innovation and strategic marketing projects at Whole Foods Market reporting to the VP of the Private Label group. From there, she joined the executive team of Preserve, a design-driven consumer products company where she served as the company’s first head of marketing and built national partnerships with major retailers and packaged goods companies. She later served as Director of Marketing at Care.com (NASDAQ: CRCM) building the company’s first B2B strategy and products during Care.com’s startup phase.
C.A. is best known for reinventing the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) which she led for 4 years. At the NEVCA, she worked in partnership with local entrepreneurs and VCs to promote Massachusetts as the best place in the world to start and grow new companies.
C.A. serves on the boards of the Alliance for Business Leadership, Mass Robotics, New England Venture Capital Association, and the Kendall Square Association. She was selected to join the Massachusetts Women’s Forum, an elite group of women business leaders. In 2015, C.A. was recognized as an “Innovation All Star” by the Boston Business Journal.
C.A. earned her undergraduate degree in English and Women’s Studies at Wellesley College in 1997, and received a full merit scholarship for her MBA at the Simmons School of Management from which she graduated in 2006.