The Supply chain innovation fund
Origin & Approach
Our experienced team has a long track record of working with companies to eliminate unethical labor practices within their supply chains and in helping entrepreneurs scale disruptive technologies. We leverage our varied backgrounds and combined expertise to inform our investment perspectives and approach.
WE INVITE YOU TO MEET THE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
As Managing Director at Working Capital, Ed brings more than 20 years of experience working on issues related to social and economic justice including the promotion of human rights and entrepreneurship/micro-enterprise development, to his overall leadership of the Fund.
Prior to Working Capital, Ed spent over a decade at Humanity United where he played a leadership role in establishing the direction of the foundation’s grant-making and impact investing efforts and oversaw the foundation’s work to address forced labor in corporate supply chains.
He has experience working across the for-profit, not-for profit, and public policy arenas and has held senior management positions at World Links and Global Education Partnership as well as positions at the Oracle Corporation and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ed received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California Berkeley, and his master’s degree in business administration/master of arts from The Wharton School/Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dan Viederman is a Managing Director at Working Capital, focused on efforts to engage and invest in entrepreneurs and tech innovators in pursuit of new tools to scale improvements for vulnerable workers in global supply chains.
Previously, Dan was CEO of Verité, a leading non-profit organization working against global forced and child labor through in-depth research and corporate engagement. In recognition of Verité’s impact, Dan was winner of a 2007 Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship and was named Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011. He has also managed China offices for World Wildlife Fund and Catholic Relief Servcies.
Dan is graduate of Yale University, the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and the Chinese language program at Nanjing Teacher’s University.
As Managing Partner, Paarul brings nearly 18 years of experience in investing, including both commercial and impact investing.
She continues to focus her career on supporting businesses that aim to profitably drive social change. Previously she was a Director with Accion Venture Lab, Accion’s seed-stage impact investment initiative in fintech for the underserved. She was responsible for leading the team’s investments and portfolio engagement in India and Asia. Prior to joining Accion, she co-founded, a healthcare education enterprise in India that leverages technology to address a lack of skilled healthcare professionals.
Paarul has also worked with International Finance Corporation, a part of the World Bank Group, investing to enable sustainable growth and address development challenges, and at Vinik Asset Management, a Boston-based hedge fund that managed several billion dollars of assets.
Paarul holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in computational finance and economics from Franklin and Marshall College where she graduated with highest honor
Rebecca is a Principal for the Working Capital Fund.
Previously, Rebecca was an investment banking associate at Perella Weinberg Partners in New York. She worked on mergers and acquisitions in a number of different sectors, including healthcare, media, consumer products, hospitality, and real estate. Previously, she ran strategy and operations for SunSaluter, a global nonprofit focused on accessible solar technology, did online marketing for Viator before their acquisition by TripAdvisor, and consulted for consumer-focused crowdfunding campaigns in the San Francisco Bay Area.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Ivy is the Operations Manager for the Working Capital Fund. She is responsible for helping run the backend of the organization.
Previously, Ivy was a Workplace Project Manager for Quizlet. She has also worked for the Los Gatos Library and served in the U.S. Peace Corps (G16 – Ksamil, Albania).
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and International Relations from the University of the Pacific and a graduate certification in Technical Writing from Northwestern University