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Maggie Kenefake

Royal Street Ventures

Maggie is venture partner at Royal Street Ventures and the Managing Director of the Fountain Innovation Fund,an evergreen fund focused on the Kansas City region. Maggie brings years of experience in building entrepreneurial ecosystems and an affinity for underrepresented markets and founders. Maggie prior to joining Royal Street, directed fund operations for Portfolia, an investment community focused on engaging female investors. At Portfolia, Maggie closed funds I, IV and V, oversaw the investor experience, managed the investment pipeline, closed deals and managed relationships with Portfolia invested companies.

She brings years of experience in operations, strategic partnerships, and program management. Maggie was at the Kauffman Foundation for a decade where she worked on the Kauffman Fellows Program and later led the Foundation's strategy for Women's Entrepreneurship. After exiting the Foundation, Maggie worked in healthcare technology, including venture-backed RelayHealth.

Maggie thrives activating networks and partnering with companies to support their growth.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Maggie holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and an MBA from the University of Missouri. She lives in Leawood, Kansas with her husband and her three children.

As a member of Class 25, Maggie is serving her fellowship at Royal Street Ventures under the mentorship of Kevin Lockett and Stephanie Spong.