Kim Sanchez Rael
Areas of Expertise:
Business & the Labor Force - Venture capital, entrepreneurship, startups, technology, governance, finance, strategy.
Sciences, Technology & Engineering - Information technology, clean technology.
Kim Sanchez Rael, an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and business leader, was a partner at Flywheel Ventures for ten years, where she led early-stage investments in technology companies. She has an extensive operating background in both startup and Fortune 500 Companies. Previously, she co-founded an advanced energy company and held numer-ous management positions at Intel, where she managed a $200 million capital budget and $1 billion factory planning process. Prior to Intel, she served as an aide to U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman focusing on foreign affairs, and science and technology policy. Ms. Sanchez Rael has served on boards of multiple industries including water technology, semiconductors, software-as-a-service, digital media and advanced materials companies. Her community board service includes New Mexico State Board of Finance, Presbyterian Hospital, the Albuquerque Public Schools Foundation, and the Arts Alliance. Ms. San-chez Rael was featured as a New Mexico Business Weekly Power Broker and Top 10 Women of Influence. She is a mem-ber of the prestigious international Society of Kauffman Fellows and is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Women’s Forum-New Mexico. A native of Raton, New Mexico, she has a BA in International Relations from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford.