Heidi Patel

Heidi Patel
Lecturer
Contact Info
HeidiPatel

Bio

Partner at Rethink Impact, LP, a venture capital firm focused on technology driven impact companies (health, education, economic empowerment, sustainability) with women in leadership roles.  Former President and Head of Communities Investing for New Island Capital Management, an institutional-scale and 100% mission-focused investment advisor to a single ultra high net worth family. Previously, Heidi was a 2009 Acumen Fund Fellow working with D.light Design India, a social enterprise working to eradicate kerosene through the design, manufacturing and distribution of solar-powered LED lights. Before Acumen, Heidi was a Director at Pacific Community Ventures, a hybrid, double bottom-line, community-based investor and non-profit organization in San Francisco, California focused on small businesses creating quality jobs in low-income neighborhoods. Previously, she was a founding member of AOL Time Warner Ventures and worked in Investment Banking at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and Credit Suisse First Boston. Heidi earned an AB from Princeton and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA and PMP Certificate,Stanford GSB, 2004
  • AB, Political Economy, Princeton University, 1997

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, Stanford GSB, 2015-present

Teaching

Degree Courses

2018-19

Investing for Good will introduce students to the entire spectrum of purposeful, values-driven, and impact investing. We examine the field from the perspective of an institutional investor (i.e. fund manager, investment advisor, endowment manager...

2017-18

Investing for Good will introduce students to the entire spectrum of purposeful, values-driven, and impact investing. We examine the field from the perspective of an institutional investor (i.e. fund manager, investment advisor, endowment manager...

2016-17

Investing for Good will introduce students to the entire spectrum of purposeful, values-driven, and impact investing. We examine the field from the perspective of an institutional investor (i.e. fund manager, investment advisor, endowment manager...

Stanford Case Studies

Beneficial State Bank: Benefit to All, Harm to None | SI146
Charles Ewald, Heidi Krauel Patel, Jaclyn Foroughi2018
Beneficial State Bank (B): Evaluating Financial and Social Returns for Investors | SI134B
Charles Ewald, Heidi Krauel-Patel, Jaclyn Foroughi2016
Impact America Fund: Challenges of New Fund Formation | SI139
Heidi Krauel Patel, Charles Ewald, Jaclyn Foroughi2016

Service to the Profession

Advisor

  • Impact America Fund

School News

October 16, 2018
Students take the lead in Stanford GSB Impact Fund to manage investments in mission-driven startups.
October 6, 2015
New faculty and lecturers offer unique perspectives and experience to augment program offerings.