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Kat Wendelstadt

Kat Wendelstadt

Chief Growth Officer

I am a part of Praava’s team because it is a project where my experience, skills, and passion can make an impact to the lives of millions.

At Praava, Kat is responsible for customer and revenue growth, spanning all channels. Her remit is driving awareness, conversion and retention effectively across all channels.

Kat is a serial health tech entrepreneur, executive, investor and leader in emerging market healthcare. She is Co-Founder of Amparo, a chain of primary care clinics across Brazil (Series B, $50m). Prior to that Kat was CMO of Dr.Consulta, Latin America’s largest chain of primary care clinics where she grew revenue and valuation 3x in 18 months. In 2015 she was one of the original co-founders of Helixnano, a Singularity University biotech startup accelerated by Y Combinator and invested in by Johnson & Johnson. Since 2014, Kat has been working to bring  low cost, high quality models of care to the markets that need it most. 

Before joining Praava, Kat worked at Nokia and Microsoft where she headed up their Go-to-Market across Latin America. Kat has a BA (Hons) in History from King’s College, London. She received a scholarship to spend 3 months at the NASA campus in California, studying exponential technologies. Kat speaks 5 languages fluently and has lived and worked in 7 countries across 3 continents.