WHO TO KNOW
Cathy Connett grew up in 5 Jamaica and West Virginia but was “raised Midwestern,” thanks to her parents, who hailed from Nebraska. She landed in the Twin Cities to help commercialize 3M’s new technologies. Now she’s CEO of the Sofia
Fund, which is run by women to help female founders grow their businesses. Sofia’s two funds have so far invested $3 million in biotech startups, including Tactile Medical and Rebiotix.