Soaring Ventures


Steven M. Elefant Karen Henken Andrea Kates

Steven M. Elefant is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and led successful businesses for over 25 years in Silicon Valley. Steven has extensive technical, marketing, sales and business management experience in enterprise and client software, distribution and the retail marketplace.  He was an early pioneer in the creation of Electronic Commerce and has been a frequent industry speaker... Learn more about Steve M. Elefant


Karen Henken has over 20 years of experience in a wide range of Silicon Valley’s leading companies as well as startups in the software, hardware and telecommunications industries.

Karen has served in senior management roles as well as a consultant with a range of companies from startups to Fortune 500 companies...Learn more about Karen Henken


Andrea Kates joined Soaring Ventures to expand the reach and impact of her expertise in business growth. Since 1989, Andrea led SUMA Partners, a consulting firm that focused on the “inside-out”/DNA of a company and the “outside-in” market perspective with an emphasis on corporate expansion.Learn more about Andrea Kates