John Kluge

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Alight Fund
John Kluge

John is an entrepreneur, author, and researcher on the intersection of business and social impact. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at the Alight Fund, a for-profit investment fund that provides working capital to refugee and host country entrepreneurs to grow small businesses in displacement-effected zones. Previously, he co-founded Toilet Hackers, a sanitation & hygiene social enterprise, as well as Eirene, an angel investment company for aging, sanitation, & peace-building ventures. He also worked as an entrepreneur inside the Eastwest Institute and Rock and Wrap It Up, piloting cross-sector programs and partnerships in cybersecurity, child safety, and food security. John serves as Director of the Fonderie 47 Foundation and Advisor to Social Entrepreneurship @UVA. He is the co-author of the book, Charity & Philanthropy for Dummies (Wylie, 2013), the author of John Kluge: Stories (Columbia University Press, 2008) and is a contributor to Forbes and Conscious Company Magazine. John holds a B.A. from Columbia University and is a ’17 MBA candidate of F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

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