Katherine Ryder


Katherine Ryder is the founder and CEO of Maven, the digital clinic empowering women with expert, convenient, and compassionate healthcare.

Maven offers on-demand video appointments, texts, and instant access to prescriptions to any woman, anywhere via its best-in-class women’s and family health practitioner network. Maven Maternity is the leading maternity benefits program, helping expectant parents navigate fertility to the so-called “fourth trimester,” the challenging transition back to work, and all points in between. Maven helps corporate America both save on maternity-related costs and retain female talent. 

Previously, Katherine worked as an early stage investor at Index Ventures, where she focused on investments in digital health and education. Prior to that, she was a journalist, writing for The Economist from Southeast Asia, New York, and London. In 2009, she worked with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, helping him write his memoirs about the U.S. financial crisis. 

Katherine received her B.A. from the Honors College at the University of Michigan and her MSc from the London School of Economics. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and son.