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Kara Kaplan

Kara Kaplan

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Moonrise

 
Prior to Moonrise, Kara spent her early career working as an investment analyst at Mesirow Financial and at Angel Street Capital (a boutique private equity and Investment Banking Firm). She then helped to spearhead the Business Development efforts at ShopTalk, a $30M venture backed start-up delivering a direct marketing voice portal with 500,000 users. More recently she co-founded, Giftbar, the largest high-end, semi-closed loop digital gift card marketplace representing thousands of SMB’s in 27 markets across the country until it was acquired in 2016.

Kara resides in Chicago with her husband, Gregg, and three children Jack, Chase and Lily.