Amanda West
Mercy Corps

Amanda is Principal of Impact & Insights at Mercy Corps Ventures. She led the daily management of the Innovation Investment Alliance, a funding and learning partnership between the Skoll Foundation and USAID, supported by Mercy Corps Ventures, that invested almost $60M in proven, transformative social enterprises to scale their impact and is publishing a series on how to tackle scaling roadblocks in collaboration with the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University. She currently leads MCV’s Impact & Insights unit.

Prior to Mercy Corps, Amanda was Co-Founder of EcoZoom, a social enterprise and Certified B Corp in the clean energy sector (cookstoves and solar lights for developing countries). In less than five years EcoZoom’s founding team grew the company from $40,000 in initial funding to $10.5M in annual revenue (making the company #768 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 List) and opened offices in Mexico and Kenya. She holds a Master in Public Administration from the University of Oregon. 

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