Kat Borlongan


Kat Borlongan

Founding Partner - Five by Five

Kat co-founded Five by Five, an upstart innovation consultancy, helping organizations of all stripes understand how to work both with and like startups. The young company’s portfolio includes blue chip players like Google, Engie, SNCF and The World Bank. As Founding Partner, Kat’s focus is on helping corporates building organizational capacity for open innovation–her expertise ranging from startup-corporate partnerships to go-to-market for open APIs. Other hats include French Tech Ticket Ambassador, founding director of the City of Paris’ Civic Innovation Fellowship and Techstars mentor.

In a previous life, she was the Director of the Open Data Institute Paris, a Google product strategy expert, communication strategist at the United Nations and member of the French government’s first Open Data Expert Committee.

Kat holds degrees from Science Po Bordeaux and McGill University.