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Andrew Chen

March 19, 2021 |by secon2017 | Comments Off on Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen is a Vice President on the Social Investment team.  His work at Social Finance includes oversight of the UP Fund, sustainability and resiliency projects, and data partnerships.  Previous to this role, Andrew spent over 25 years as an entrepreneur and impact investor.  He was a Managing Director at BlueHub Capital overseeing the firm’s community development venture capital activities.  He invested, monitored or served on the boards of portfolio companies including Zipcar (IPO and now a division of Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ: CAR)), Acelero Learning, SelecTech, CASTion (acquired by ThermoEnergy), TracRac (acquired by a PE firm), and geoVue (acquired by Versata).  He also served as the founding CEO of WegoWise, a building efficiency analytics platform that integrated building performance data with sustainable real estate management practices.  WegoWise was acquired by AppFolio (NASDAQ: APPF).  Andrew graduated from Johns Hopkins with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering.  He then traded the Baltimore humidity for the Boston cold and received his S.M. and Ph.D. from MIT where his research focused on materials processing and technology commercialization.


Morgan Simon

March 17, 2021 |by secon2017 | Comments Off on Morgan Simon
Morgan Simon' Bio
Morgan  has close to two decades of experience making finance a tool for social justice. In that time she has influenced over $150B and is a regularly sought out expert on impact investing. Her first book, Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change has been featured everywhere from Harvard Business School to the United Nations.

A serial social entrepreneur, prior to Candide Group she was the founding CEO of Toniic, a global impact investment network, co-founder of Transform Finance, a non-profit organization building a bridge between finance and social justice, and also founding ED of the Responsible Endowments Coalition, educating and organizing over 100 campuses across the country.

She received a B.A with High Honors in Economics and Political Science from Swarthmore College, and serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Program at Middlebury College. More on Morgan at www.morgansimon.com.


Maya Chorengel

March 17, 2021 |by secon2017 | Comments Off on Maya Chorengel
Maya Chorengel' Bio
Maya Chorengel is Co-Managing Partner at The Rise Fund, a $5 billion global impact investing fund managed by TPG. Prior, Maya co-founded Elevar Equity, was Managing Director of the Dignity Fund, and invested for Warburg Pincus. Maya is a Director of Benevity, EverFi, Varo Bank, Nithio, SEO, and Kiva and serves on the Advisory Boards of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative and CASE i3 at Duke University. She co-authored “Calculating the Value of Impact Investing” published in the Harvard Business Review. Maya earned an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.