Karen Landry Cairone, PayPal Start Tank

Karen is the Program Manager for the PayPal Start Tank in Boston. She came to PayPal via the acquisition of WHERE in 2011. While at WHERE Karen ran the office, supported the executive team, and managed three office moves and multiple expansions. She wore many hats at WHERE and developed a love for startup culture that inspired her involvement with Start Tank. She has grown the Start Tank program from a startup idea to an international program adopted by PayPal with locations in London and Chennai.  The program, currently in its fourth wave, has hosted 48 startups to date and helped to raise $18M in funding. Karen has a Bachelor of Science in International Business from Northeastern University, and also has her PHR. Karen lives in Boston and when she isn’t working she is busy chasing her son around, snuggling with her lazy pug, and spending time in Cape Cod with her family.