Katherine Regnier is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Coconut Software. In 2011, she quit her job at 3-months pregnant to solely focus on Coconut. After 5 years of bootstrapping the company to over a million in sales everything changed in late 2016. Katherine attended a month long mentorship program in Silicon Valley led by Neal Dempsey. Once completed she decided to seek venture capital. Fast-forward to 2017, Katherine has successfully raised $4.9M and has grown her team to over a staff of 50.
In addition to running her business, she is passionate about giving back to Canada and wants to help pave the way for future entrepreneurs. Katherine is a founding board member of Co.Labs, Saskatchewan’s first technology incubator, regularly speaks at events, and is an advocate for women in tech. She believes in continuous learning and surrounding yourself with bright mentors and who have been there and done that.
What do you love about working at Coconut?
Each person at Coconut works FOR our customers, each other, and our investors. I find it extremely rewarding to see our talent and our customers succeed because of what we push to do everyday.
Why should potential candidates consider joining the Coconut team?
I believe in what Steve Jobs said, “We don’t hire smart people to tell them what to do, we hire smart people to tell us what to do.” If you want to have a voice, make a difference, and work with the top leading brands in the world – this is a fabulous place to make an impact.
How do you enjoy spending your time when you're not at work?
I am constantly reading business books and listening to business podcasts – my favourite is the Saastr podcast. I am always looking for ways to improve myself and our company. The way to my heart is a perfect cup of coffee!