Investing in a better future

The AiiM Partners Fund invests in companies that solve complex social and environmental issues. Our investments address climate change through the lens of oceans and their interdependencies with land, air, and energy systems.

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Systems Thinking

Oceans Focused

The problems facing oceans are complex and highly interconnected with other sectors like food production, transportation, and energy. We take a systems level approach to find high impact solutions, often where sectors intersect.

How We're Different

A Better Investment Model

We provide milestones-based, long duration capital and hands-on technical assistance to build high impact companies that help create a healthy ecosystem.

We Focus on the “Missing Middle’

We invest in the ‘missing middle’, where capital is scarce for innovative companies disrupting big markets, to bridge companies from prototype to scale.

A Proven Track Record

Our team has combined 160 years of experience in funding, ocean health, and building innovative, profitable businesses that have improved over 3 million lives and attracted over 25 times initial investment in follow-on capital.

Our Team

Shally Shanker

Founder & Managing Partner

Portfolio strategy, investment thesis, diligence & management.

The Schmidt Family Foundation, Hillspire, Stanford School of Medicine

Ben Tarbell

Venture Partner

Product Strategy, Technology, Energy

Google X, SolarCity, Mosaic, IDEO

Luke Halsey

Investment Director

Analytics, investment diligence, performance and metrics

The Schmidt Family Foundation, Social Finance, Oxford University

Tim Richardson

Venture Partner

Ocean Technology, Robotics, Health

Georgia Tech, Jupiter Research, Liquid Robotics, Micro Linear

Nick Peters

Senior Associate

Portfolio analytics & structuring, modeling, pipeline, diligence

Drawdown, Factor[e] Ventures, Haas

Justin Manley

Technology Director

Engineering, Robotics, Sensors

Marine Technology Society, MIT

Sameer Halai

Entrepreneur in Residence

Energy, Financing, User Experience

The Schmidt Family Foundation, Jirav, SunFunder, Microsoft


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