Katherine Homuth

CEO, Sheertex

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Toronto

Stream: Matter

Experienced executive, board member, and angel investor with a track-record in direct to consumer commerce, revenue growth, and high tech manufacturing.

Katherine is the CEO of SRTX, the Y Combinator backed technology company dedicated to using material science and smart manufacturing to transform apparel. SRTX is best known for Sheertex, a knit made from one of the world’s strongest polymers and a technology disrupting hosiery through its impossibly strong pantyhose.

As the founding CEO, Katherine invented the company’s first patented knit, and leads the executive team. SRTX has grown to over 200 people and $30M USD in annual sales in just three years, and has raised over $140M USD in capital.

Prior to Sheertex Katherine founded, led, and sold two businesses. ShopLocket, a pre-order platform for hardware, raised over $1M in venture capital and was sold to PCH International in 2014. Female Funders, an online education program for female investors, was acquired in 2017 by Highline Beta.

Author of O’Reilly Media’s Funded, An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Raising Your First Round. Winner of Canada’s Governor General Award for Innovation. Named one Forbes Top 30 Under 30, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, One of the Women to Watch in Wearables, One of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and One of Flare’s Sixty Under 30.