Jenny Abramson

Founder & Managing Partner

Rethink Impact

Jenny Abramson is the Founder & Managing Partner of Rethink Impact, the largest VC Fund in the country backing female and non-binary CEOs using tech to build $1B+ companies by tackling the world’s greatest challenges in fintech, health care, education, and the environment. She sits on the boards of Ellevest, Wellthy, Winnie, EveryDay Labs, Candidly, Sempre Health and is a board observer for Eleanor Health and Neurotrack. Previously, Jenny served as CEO of LiveSafe, a tech security company focused on preventing school shootings and sexual assaults. She also held leadership roles at The Washington Post, Personal (a data tech company), The Boston Consulting Group, D.C. Public Schools, and Teach for America.

Jenny is a board member of the NFL Players, Inc., the Jacobs Foundation, and DC Prep. She is also a member of All Raise, co-leading their data efforts. Finally, she is an Advisory Board member of the Catalio Nexus Fund (an early-stage health focused VC fund).

Jenny was named a Forbes’ Impact 50 in 2020 (alongside Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates, Serena Williams and Steve & Jean Case), Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Powerful Women and a DC Tech Titan. She has been covered in The New York Times, in The Washington Post, and on CNN, interviewed on Squawk Box, featured at the Code Conference, at the United Nations, at the G7, and on Capitol Hill. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees with honors from Stanford University, an MBA with honors and the Dean’s Award from Harvard Business School (where she also served on the Investment Committee for Shareholder Responsibility for Harvard University) and was a Fulbright Scholar at The London School of Economics.

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December 18, 2022

Climate 2023
Venture Capital

Early-stage allocators have been rocked as the excesses of COVID-era liquidity spared no growth segment. Are more sensible valuations just what the VC community needs for a more stable climate tech, or will lingering risk aversion leave exciting start-ups underfunded?

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