Shally Shanker, Founder and Managing Partner, AiiM Partners and CIA guest innovator.

Shally Shanker

Founder and Managing Partner, AiiM Partners

Shally Shanker, CFA, is the founder and managing partner of AiiM Partners, which invests in technology-enabled companies addressing climate change and equity/access, targeting the $10 trillion industries in oceans/water, air/energy and land/agriculture. AiiM Partners’ team has a combined 160 years of investment, operating, and industry experience in building global, successful businesses. Women founders and CEOs form half of the AiiM Partners Fund assets while over half of the assets are with people of color.

Shally has over 20 years of investment management experience structuring and stewarding global portfolios.

Shally has been involved with the boards of 16 portfolio investments. She is actively engaged in supporting emerging solutions ranging from using data for advocacy to using technology to scale innovations. She is a mentor to women entrepreneurs as over half of her portfolio has been comprised of women entrepreneurs and founders.

She was the director of mission investing at the Schmidt Family Foundation and six years prior to that, she was the investment officer at The Schmidt Family Foundation, and vice president of investments at Hillspire, LLC. In addition to her investment experience, she has also worked at the Stanford Solutions Science Lab at the Stanford School of Medicine building a community based intervention program for childhood obesity prevention among low-income, at-risk communities. She was invited to join the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust Advisory Board.