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Christie George

Title: Senior Advisor, New Media Ventures

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Christie George is one of the country’s leading experts on investing in mission-driven startups. Formerly the President of New Media Ventures, she has overseen investment into a portfolio of more than 80 nonprofits and for-profits, including Blavity, Indivisible and SwingLeft. Her work centers on fostering an independent, vibrant, and diverse media sector. Christie started her career at a venture capital firm, spent six years managing sales and marketing for Women Make Movies, and is a co-founder of Louder (acquired by Change.org). She serves on the boards of the Roosevelt Institute, Media Impact Funders and Indivisible. Christie holds a BA from Yale University and a 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 co-owner of the Rio Theater in Monte Rio, CA.