Ask-Me-Anything with Brian Ellerman and Allie Burns, CEO of Village Capital
Join FORGE Founding Director Brian Ellerman, for a fireside chat and ask-me-anything session with Allie Burns, CEO of Village Capital.
Inspired by the opportunity to reinvent the way we back new ideas and support entrepreneurs who are creating a more equitable and sustainable world, Allie joined Village Capital in 2016, and was named CEO in January of 2019.
Prior to joining Village Capital, Allie spent seven years working directly with technology leaders Steve and Jean Case, supporting their work in venture capital, philanthropy and impact investing. In that role she helped to create campaigns that advanced the foundation's philanthropic mission, including the development of the "Be Fearless" campaign, which later inspired Jean Case's bestselling book of the same title. She was also part of the team that co-created the Startup America Partnership, a private sector initiative of the Case and Kauffman Foundations created in response to President Barack Obama's cross-agency effort to promote entrepreneurship around the country. Allie's work on helping to build entrepreneurial ecosystems outside of major venture capital hubs extended to her role at Revolution, the venture capital firm created by Steve Case, where she served as part of the core team who created and launched the Rise of the Rest initiative.
Allie holds an undergraduate degree from Boston University and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University.