• Investment Team

    The investment division manages Duke’s first and only impact VC fund. We manage $100K, the largest sum ever entrusted to a student group by Duke University. We source social impact startups to invest in and conduct due diligence on deals that fit our investment criteria in the sectors of education and health, fintech, consumer products, energy and environment.

    Co-Director of Investment

    Erik Jia is the Co-director of Investment at Duke Impact Investing Group, majoring in computer science and economics. He is profoundly curious about entrepreneurship, social impact, healthcare, and technology. Through his experience of working in several primary market sectors of venture capital firms and developing a lumbar support cushion for the backpack, he has developed a fierce passion for innovation, qualitative due diligence, and meeting high performing entrepreneurs.

    Co-Director of Investment

    Samhitha is a junior Economics major and Computer Science minor and is Co-Director of Investment. She is passionate about economic development. In her free time, she volunteers at the Community Empowerment Fund and manages Women in Politics.