EMMA KLOPPENBURG, Associate
Emma brings compelling knowledge and experience with social impact investing, global health, and international development to the Quantified Ventures team. She was drawn to Quantified Ventures because of the potential of impact investing to solve problems in several areas, but particularly maternal and child health. “When you can approach these problems in a market-driven way, it opens up the solutions to a wider group of people because they are now incentivized monetarily to participate,” she said.
Her most rewarding projects at Quantified Ventures so far has included helping a maternal health clinic focused on prediction and prevention of chronic diseases in newborns find impact capital and helping to structure a SIB with a nonprofit that helps teenage girls navigate the healthcare system.
Prior to joining Quantified Ventures, Emma worked at The Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII) as an Investing in Women Fellow where she developed white papers on gender-lens investing projects and researched social enterprises to identify market opportunities for female entrepreneurs in Eastern Africa. Prior to WSII, she served as the Chief Learning Officer at Rebel Ventures, a start-up in West Philadelphia that promotes healthy eating within the community. In this role, she developed and implemented goal-setting programs for high school girls, which became integral components of Rebel Ventures’ mentorship programs. She has also served as an Assistant Teacher in Philadelphia, PA and Essiam, Ghana.
Emma graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in global health.
Outside the office, Emma is often on the move—a current project is creating a new exercise class in the park down the street from her home. She also loves live music and is always searching for the next new sound. When time permits, she makes it a priority to see the world, naming Ghana as a travel favorite.