Aunnie Patton Power is an Academic, Advisor, Author and Angel Investor with a focus on directing innovative financing to organizations that create positive social and environmental impact. She is an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics’ Marshall Institute, an Impact Fellow at The ImPact and the Academic Director for the BEAM Network. Aunnie works with funders globally to design innovative financing instruments and deploy capital sitting the investment committees of Sanlam Investments and Nyala Venture and the social and ethics board committee at JUMO. She also founded Impact Finance Pro, a careers platform and is a founding member of the Dazzle Angels, a female angel investing group. Her first book, Adventure Finance, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2021 and she is working on her second book.
A reformed M&A investment banker, Aunnie began her impact investing career in 2010 with Unitus Capital in Bangalore and has since worked with start-ups, intermediaries, funds, family offices, foundations, corporates and governments across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Aunnie’s work has been published throughout the world, including by the Oxford University Press, the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), the World Economic Forum, Impact Investing Policy Collaboration and as Massive Open Online Courses on Coursera and GetSmarter.