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Katharine Wolf

Social Challenge Advisor

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The availability of organs for transplants depends entirely upon location. Katharine Wolf helped to found OrganJet, a company that uses private jets to move patients around the country when and where these organs become available.
Katharine Wolf is an entrepreneur and investor for social good. She advises OrganJet, a company that helps transplant patients travel across the United States to receive treatment with the use of private jets. The company aims to address the mismatch of supply and demand for those in need of organ transplants.   Katharine’s first venture was Anh Chi Em (ACE), a microfinance organization that she co-founded in Northern Vietnam to provide loans, savings, and training to rural farmers. Previously, Katharine spent four years with Deutsche Bank's Leveraged Finance group in New York and Mergers & Acquisitions group in Paris. She also worked at Root Capital (social investment fund) and Impact Investment Exchange Asia (capital markets for social good) in Singapore. Currently, she is working as a venture capitalist in domestic impact investing helping to scale high growth companies that are solving the health care and education crises in the United States. She holds a BA from Middlebury College, an MBA from Stanford University, and a MPA-ID from Harvard Kennedy School.

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