Executive Director/ Co-Founder – The Yield Lab Institute
Connie Bowen is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Yield Lab Institute, a non-profit organization driving investment into sustainable agrifood tech innovation. Prior to starting the Yield Lab Institute, she served as a Principal for the Yield Lab and Cultivation Capital, where she managed accelerator programming, deal flow, and portfolio and aided firm expansion into Ireland, Argentina, and Singapore. Prior roles also include Operations Manager for Grape Arbor VC, a multi-family office investing in startups and venture funds.
She is a regular contributor to Forbes, writing about impact investment in agrifood systems. She is a 2016 Venture for America fellow and a member of the VFA alumni board. She holds a B.S. in General Engineering, with an emphasis on Environmental Studies, from Swarthmore College.