Associate Member

Rachel Sheinbein is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Makeda Capital, investing in public companies with female CEOs. She is, also, an active angel investor in companies such as Goldieblox, Social Imprints, Aspiration, Thrive Natural Care, Other Machine Company, Scan (acquired) and PV Evolution Labs (acquired). Before she launched Makeda, she was a Partner at CMEA Capital, a venture capital firm with more than $1.2 billion under management, investing in Clean Technology. She was formerly a board member for Arcadia Biosciences (now public) and Solaria. Before CMEA, Rachel was a consultant for start-ups in the areas of bio-plastics, solar and water. For nine years prior, Ms. Sheinbein worked at Intel, in wastewater systems, environmental health & safety, and supply chain IT.

Rachel is the President of the board of Expanding Your Horizons Network, a non-profit that encourages girls in math, science, engineering and technology. In addition, Rachel is on the board of the Hadassah Foundation and Challenge Day. She holds a Chemical Engineering degree with a concentration in Environmental Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Rachel was also a sponsored fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she received an MBA and a Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering, in the Leaders for Global Operations program.