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Blake Ilstrup

Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Chief Operating Officer, KPI Therapeutics, Inc. and Advisory Board Member, KITE. Stanford grad.

Chief Operating Officer, KPI Therapeutics, Inc. and Advisory Board Member, KITE. Stanford grad.

2 vouches

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sol systems
The Attic Learning Community
kite solutions, inc


Chief Operating Officer KPI Therapeutics, Inc. July 2014 - present
Advisory Board Member KITE Solutions Inc. January 2013 - present
General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Business Development Kineta, Inc. February 2011 - present
Board President The Attic Learning Community May 2009 - present
Attorney Cooley LLP October 2008 - February 2011
Attorney Heller Ehrman June 1999 - October 2008
Vice President and General Counsel Qpass May 2005 - September 2006
Attorney Venture Law Group 1999 - October 2003
Surface Warfare Officer US Navy June 1993 - June 1997


Leadership Tomorrow Civic and regional leadership 2007 - 2007
UC Hastings College of the Law Law 1997 - 2000
Stanford University International Relations September 1989 - June 1993

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Robotics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Green
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Healthcare
  • • Social Impact
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Higher Education
  • • Fitness
  • • Wellness
  • • Nutrition

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David Laub
CFO, New Game Town LLC and Strategic Financial Consultant, CFO Selections. University of California, Berkeley grad.
As a lawyer, Blake has real work experience in working with young companies.
Susan Sigl
We worked together  •  Consultant (Board Advisor & Mentor to Northwest entrepreneurs), Technology Sector Start-up Advisor.
Blake's breadth of legal and entrepreneurial experience as a lawyer and as an operating executive in venture backed companies small and larg ... e is invaluable in providing a 360 view of what it takes to build a top flight organization. This background combined with his ability to listen and effectively communicate complex issues in clear terms is a winning set of attributes for any company looking for advice. I worked with Blake on many deals during my tenure in VC and had the good fortune to be able to include Blake as a key "go to" resource.

Ken Myer
Interim executive, advisor and board member.
Ken is a natural leader with a keen eye for great ideas and the execution skills to make them a reality.