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Ting Gootee, CFA, CAIA

Chief Investment Officer

Ting Gootee serves as the Chief Investment Officer with primary responsibilities in investment strategies, due diligence, and portfolio development. Previously, Ting was Deputy Director, 21 Fund & Entrepreneurship at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation where she provided operational and financial management. She also headed the Fund’s university outreach and talent recruitment efforts.

A Chinese native, and a Hoosier since 2001, Ting received her bachelor’s of arts from Beijing University as a Jin Yuxi Scholar, master’s of arts from Purdue University as a Lynn Fellow and an MBA in Finance from Indiana University as a Forte Fellow. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations in addition to Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM).

  • What is the most important thing you do for Elevate Ventures’ clients/constituents? I enable investment decision-making to the best of our abilities.
  • What is your core competency and how do you think it impacts your work at Elevate? My ability to cut through the noise and connect what’s strategically important to day-to-day execution.
  • What is your claim to fame? I have participated in the most number of venture deals in Indiana and the Great Lakes region.