Why Women are Key to the Next Wave of Impact Investing

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

By Amy Bennett

Why aren’t more women and minorities represented in angel and venture capital investing?

It’s a vexing question Alicia Robb is addressing. The founder and managing partner of the Next Wave US Impact Fund, an early-stage investing fund focused on bringing more women into angel investing—with a focus on social innovation and impact investing—describes her personal journey to (and resulting passion for) the space.

What personal actions and motivations drove her to become a leader in impact investing? How is Next Wave seeking to increase diversity in angel investing and high growth entrepreneurship. Most importantly, how can successful entrepreneurs get information and access in order to make their own positive impact?

Robb answers these questions and more.

Photo courtesy of Asian Development Bank.

Source: RealLeaders (link opens in a new window)

impact investing, venture capital