Jenny Abramson

Founder & Managing Partner, Rethink Impact

Jenny Abramson is the Founder and Managing Partner of Rethink Impact. She is a proven executive and entrepreneur having held a range of leadership roles across the impact tech space – in education, personal data and media. She has been covered in CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post, interviewed on Squawk Box, featured at the Code Conference, at the United Nations and on Capitol Hill, and was named Top 40 Under 40 in 2015 and one of D.C. Power Women in Tech in 2014.

Before leading in the venture space, Abramson served as CEO of LiveSafe, a mobile security company focused on preventing school shootings and sexual assaults. She also held significant business roles at The Washington Post, Personal (a data tech company) and The Boston Consulting Group. In the education and social sector, Abramson oversaw the Transformation Management Office for D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Rhee, served as the Director of Strategy & Development at Teach for America, and sits on four boards.

Beyond her entrepreneurial and executive experience, Abramson has played leadership roles in the investment realm. Most notably, beyond her current fund, she is an advisory board member of a venture fund that is part of the successful Camden Partner’s portfolio (Exelixis Fund, a Venture Capital fund focused on investing in Maryland-based businesses). She also was selected to be the only Harvard MBA to serve on Harvard’s Investment Committee for Shareholder Responsibility.

Abramson received a B.A. and M.A. from Stanford, graduating with honors and Phi Beta Kappa, and an MBA with honors and the Dean’s Award from Harvard Business School. She was also a Fulbright Scholar focusing on human genomics at The London School of Economics.