Maya Chorengel is a Co-Managing Partner at The Rise Funds, the world’s largest, global impact investing platform committed to achieving measurable, positive social and environmental outcomes alongside competitive financial returns. Founded by TPG in partnership with Bono and Jeff Skoll, and with more than $5 billion in assets under management, Rise invests in growth-stage, high potential, mission-driven companies that have the power to change the world. A longtime impact, private equity, and venture capital investor, Maya also leads financial services and fintech investing for Rise globally and is a key architect of the fund’s impact methodology and assessment process.
Prior to joining TPG, Maya was a co-founder of Elevar Equity, a leading impact venture capital firm with a track record of top quartile financial returns and meaningful impact on tens of millions of low-income households in Asia and Latin America. Prior to Elevar, Maya was Managing Director of the Dignity Fund, a private investment fund focused on local currency debt financing for high-growth microfinance institutions globally. She began her private equity investing career at Warburg Pincus in New York, Hong Kong, and Menlo Park.
Maya serves as a Director of Benevity.com, EverFi, Nithio, and Varo Bank and serves on the boards of non-profit institutions, SEO (Seizing Every Opportunity), and Kiva. She also serves on the Advisory Boards of CASE i3 at Duke University and the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative, and co-authored a Harvard Business Review article entitled “Calculating the Value of Impact Investing.” Maya earned an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.