Catha Groot


Radicle Impact Partners

Catha Groot is a partner at Radicle Impact, an early-stage venture fund focused on tackling climate change and economic inequality through systems change solutions in climate and fair finance. Catha is on the investment committee and leads Radicle’s climate investing. Catha is a director on the board of Evrnu and a board observer at UrbanFootprint and Consolidated Harvest. Prior to joining Radicle in 2016, Catha was at the fintech Personal Capital, where she led the company’s partnership and business development efforts. Catha also launched Personal Capital’s investing and personal finance skill-building initiative for women.

Catha’s experience includes tours of duty at impact VC Physic Ventures, Farm to Cup, a coffee company she co-founded, and La Cocina, an SF-based incubator for immigrant women’s food businesses. She started her career in investment banking and private equity. Catha has an MBA from Stanford and a BA in Politics from Princeton.

I was fortunate to be able to take a year off from my career in my 20’s to chase my long-distance running dreams to train for the Olympic Trials in the marathon in 2012. I was more than a few spots away from an Olympic berth, but it was an amazing experience that taught me a lot about hard work, discipline and putting yourself out there.