Christie George is one of the country’s leading experts on investing in mission-driven startups. As director of New Media Ventures, an angel network and seed fund focused on accelerating progressive innovation, Christie has catalyzed the investment of more than $9M into some of the fastest growing for-profit and nonprofit startups of the last few years, including Upworthy, CrowdTangle, and SumOfUs. Christie’s work centers on fostering an independent, vibrant, and diverse media sector by supporting individuals and institutions that are making media that matters. She started her career at a venture capital firm, then spent six years managing sales and marketing for Women Make Movies, the world’s leading distributor of films by and about women. She was also a cofounder of Louder (acquired by Change.org), the crowd-promotion platform for ideas that matter, serves on the board of the Roosevelt Institute, and was named a Social Citizen Ambassador by the Case Foundation. Christie holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA with distinction from the University of Oxford, where she was a Skoll Scholar in Social Entrepreneurship and graduated with the Said Prize. She lives in Oakland and is a proud coowner of the Rio Theater in Monte Rio, CA.
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