Vanessa Bartram is Managing Partner of ZORA Ventures, Israel’s leading dedicated impact tech fund. ZORA backs exceptional Israeli deep tech teams that develop business to business (B2B) solutions to help the world’s largest companies operate more healthfully, sustainably and resource-efficiently. Each portfolio company targets significant and quantifiable progress toward one of the UN SDGs – climate change, environment, health access, food security – while also building a business that can deliver top-quartile venture returns. Vanessa was also the Founding Board Member of LAVAN, a network of impact investors inspired by Jewish learning in their pursuit of social and environmental change.
Two central themes within Judaism – one that values every being as equal, one that calls on us to work for a kinder world – offer direction and a sense of humility, while collaboration across faiths provides 'spiritual fuel' to continue the journey.