Barbara Clarke

2019 Speaker
Barbara Clarke

BARBARA CLARKE is an economist that invests in early stage companies with women in leadership. She has personally invested in over 50 startups in the US and Europe. She serves on the investment committee for Rising Tide Europe, Rising Tide US, Portfolia Enterprise Fund, and Portfolia FirstStep Fund. Clarke serves on the board of directors for Portfolia Inc, a fintech company disrupting venture capitals and Founders First Capital Partners, a fintech company providing revenue-based financing to small to medium-sized companies. She is co-founder and principal at The Impact Seat, which works with companies to create more diversity and inclusion in their everyday work. She began her career at KPMG as an economist performing intellectual property valuations for multinational companies. She holds a master’s degree in international economics and finance from Brandeis University and a BA in quantitative economics from Tufts University. @beclarke

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