Tara Spalding


Tara Spalding is Chief Programming Officer at Kinect Capital, Utah-based non-profit organization that assists, coaches, and provides mentoring to entrepreneurs raising investment capital. Prior to her role, she was Managing Director at BoomStartup Accelerator, a division of Assure. Under Tara’s leadership BoomStartup became a global, angel stage investment preparedness program for startups. They worked with more than 1,000 startups from over 50 countries and helped raise over $10M in pre-seed funding. Tara recently co-authored “10 Preparation Stages to Start a Successful Business” designed to help founders substantially think through company creation to improve their success rate when starting their business.

Tara began her high-tech career in Silicon Valley when she taught herself to code software and became the first employee, and eventually VP of Marketing at industry leader, SugarCRM. Her Silicon Valley experience included roles as CMO at GroundWork Open Source and co-founder and CPO at BenchPick. Available to guide startups and corporations in the US and abroad, Hen House Ventures’ innovative, impactful programs are tailored to meet each clients’ specific development and funding needs. Clients include Applitools, ApolloGraphQL, Commtrex, eTeam Sponsor, Sequent Software, Inc., Ten Digit Communications and X2CRM.