Investment focus
Differentiated technologies

We take a systems-level approach to finding high impact solutions in traditionally overlooked sectors. We invest in cross cutting, enabling technologies in sectors including food and agriculture, alternative materials, energy, zero waste and emissions

How we're different

Engaged investment strategy

We provide milestones-based, long-duration investment and hands-on technical assistance to build highly impactful companies generating top quartile returns.

Focus on "missing middle"

We invest in the ‘missing middle’, where capital and support are scarce for innovative companies addressing critical climate change issues.

Proven track record

AiiM Partners' team has combined 160 years of investment, operating, and industry experience in building successful global businesses. The team’s portfolio strategy has yielded top quartile performance. Companies led by women and people of color form at least 50% of AiiM's investments.


Shally Shanker, CFA

Founder & Managing Partner

Portfolio strategy, investment thesis, diligence & management
The Schmidt Family Foundation, Hillspire, Stanford School of Medicine


Luke Halsey


Sourcing, investment diligence, portfolio support
The Schmidt Family Foundation, Social Finance; Oxford University


Hailey Hu

Investment Director

Sourcing, investment diligence, portfolio support
B Capital Group, Accenture, Grameen Foundation; UPenn (Wharton)


Dr. Preetish Ramasawmy

Senior Associate

Sourcing, investment diligence, portfolio support
Jaguar Land Rover/Tata Motors, Oxford University, Manchester University 



Ben Tarbell

Venture Partner

Product strategy, technology, energy
Google X, SolarCity, Mosaic, IDEO


Sameer Halai

Entrepreneur in Residence

Energy, financing, user experience
The Schmidt Family Foundation, Jirav, SunFunder, Microsoft


Stuart Jeckel

Data scientist

Analytics, research, data modeling, metrics
Khan Academy, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; Harvard University



Miguel Granier

venture partner 

Invested Development, First Light Ventures
ACCION, Fidelity National Financial 


Justin Manley

technical Director

Engineering, robotics, sensors 
Marine Technology Society, MIT