As a Principal at the Skoll Foundation, Susie Lee develops and structures investments to drive large-scale change in the Skoll Foundation’s focus areas and manages key relationships with funded social entrepreneurs, domain experts, policy makers, corporate partners and cofunders.
Susie joined Skoll as a continuation of her experience in and passion for supporting the growth of entrepreneurs, scaling up the organizations they lead, and investing in innovations with potential for large-scale impact. She brings over a decade of direct investment experience in private equity and venture capital in the US and Latin America. In addition, her cross-sector experience includes work at Stanford, Google, JP Morgan and serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA Entrepreneur Corps fellow at New Sector Alliance. Prior to Skoll, Susie was a principal of TBL Capital, a venture fund focused on producing social and environmental impact through investments in early- to growth-stage companies. She served as a board director for four companies in clean energy, sustainable food systems, consumer packaged goods and software. Previously, Susie was part of the leadership team at IGNIA Fund. Based in Mexico, she helped build the firm as a pioneer in the marketplace for impact-focused venture capital, investing in entrepreneurs addressing issues of access to affordable health care, housing, technology and education for the Base of the Pyramid population. Susie led both funds’ participation in B Lab’s Global Impact Investing Ratings System (GIIRS) initiative and has been an active public speaker on the topics of social enterprise, impact measurement, talent development, and innovative business models and capital structures for solutions to poverty.
Susie attended the MBA program at the Wharton School, and earned her BA in History from Columbia University.