Systems thinking
Oceans & the overlapping sectors

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 multiple sectors intersect.

How we're different

Engaged investment strategy

We provide milestones-based, long-duration investment and hands-on technical assistance to build highly impactful companies that create a healthy ecosystem.

Focus on "missing middle"

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

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 50% and 52% 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


Ben Tarbell

technology Partner

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


Luke Halsey

Sr investment director

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


Justin Manley

Technology Director

Engineering, robotics, sensors 
Marine Technology Society, MIT


Hailey Hu

Investment Director

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


Sameer Halai

Entrepreneur in Residence

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

Stuart Jeckel

Associate/Data scientist

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