Professional Background

EDImpacts founder, Liz Wald, has spent her 25+ year career building, advising, and now, investing in start-ups and scale-ups around the globe.

From the early days of AOL, to her own company working with women in East and West Africa, to Etsy, and Indiegogo, and now working with blockchain and cannabis companies, Liz has played instrumental roles in emerging industries.

A hands-on leader, Liz's experience includes establishing global operations, raising capital and leading financial planning, assessing market opportunities, securing business development opportunities, and building high-performing teams.  

Education & Interests

Liz has a BA in sociology from Harvard University and an MBA in finance and marketing from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.  

Liz is a  board director of the Business Council for Peace (Bpeace), a nonprofit focused on scaling businesses to create significant employment for all and expand the economic power of women in global communities in need. 

Liz is passionate about craft beer, is a big fan of the outdoors,  and travels regularly for both work and pleasure (75+ countries and counting).