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Sara Olsen

Founding Partner, Social Venture Technology Group


Sara M. Olsen is the founding partner of Social Venture Technology Group (SVT), the first firm to specialize in social and environmental returns analysis for private companies, and the related information systems. Sara is a pioneer in practical methods of non-financial valuation for private equity investors, portfolio companies, foundations and social enterprises.

SVT works in collaboration with entrepreneurs and other industry leaders to develop and disseminate approaches in a range of fields that include the clean technology, green building, community economic development, health, policy advocacy, human rights and the arts. Previously she helped found an arts-based community development venture for Shorebank Corporation.