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Finance Director
Years of Experience
1 to 2
Hourly Rate
Fractional or Direct Hire
Missions of Interest
Environment & Climate Change
Affected by Layoffs
Affected by Layoffs
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Finance Director
Karen Sheffield is the Founder & Managing Partner of Pachamama Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in US early-stage climate tech companies. She is also a Finance Director at Visa and has previously worked for PepsiCo and American Airlines. A self-described operator turned investor, Karen began angel investing 3 years ago and, ever since then, has dedicated much of her time to uncovering opportunities in unlikely places. Karen holds a double degree in Finance and Economics from Texas Christian University (TCU) and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin. Karen is an active member of several organizations such as Founder Institute (as a mentor), WeInvest LATAM, Pipeline Angels (as a VC-in-Residence), among several others. She has also been featured in the Snowball Wealth podcast, StrtupBoost, Women in Climate, VC Lab, and others as a guest speaker. Her investments to date have an average unrealized MOIC of 1.3x and she sits in the advisory board of 2 startups and 1 non-profit organization.
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