Co-Founder, Multiple VC funds; Board Member, MicroBenefits China
Geoff has been involved in impact investing and microfinance since he joined Unitus Labs as a board member in 2001. Geoff is currently CEO of Unitus Impact, which he co-founded in early 2011 to support livelihood acceleration in Asia and Africa, prove the viability of investments in livelihood ventures, and attract capital markets and other investors to the space. Among many positions, Geoff holds Board seats at Micro Benefits China and other social enterprises benefiting those at the base of the economic pyramid.
Geoff has been active in private equity investing for over 25 years, founding two successful venture funds in the United States and Europe. He pioneered the concept of venture debt and has invested in over 400 companies in his career, including Ciena, Coinstar, Hotmail and Human Genome Science. He is a Founding Partner of Dominion Ventures, Inc. and European Venture Partners (now called Kreos Capital). In 1998, he assumed an advisory role at Dominion in order to pursue non-profit and other business interests.Geoff holds a B.S. in business management from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A. from the University of Utah.