Kia Kokalitcheva is a San Francisco-based technology and business reporter at Axios, where she primarily covers venture capital, Silicon Valley, and technology. She is also a co-author of Pro Rata, Axios’ widely-read dealmaking newsletter. She’s a sought-after speaker and moderator at events and conferences in the U.S. and abroad. Previously, she was a reporter at Fortune, covering much of the same topics, with a focus on the “on-demand economy.” She started her tech reporting career at VentureBeat. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Political Economy and was a staff columnist for the award-winning student newspaper, the Daily Californian.