Ms. Sarah Cone
Founder & Managing Partner, Social Impact Capital
Sarah Cone is the founder and Managing Partner of Social Impact Capital.
Prior to founding Social Impact Capital, Sarah was a consultant to i(x) investments, an impact investing firm founded by Howard Buffett. Earlier in her career, Sarah was an Associate at Illuminate Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund with top decile performance investing in B2B SaaS. She got her start in venture capital working for the “emerging technologies” venture capital group at Omidyar Network.
Sarah has also worked in the legal department of Google, at the technology law firm Fenwick & West, Amazon.com, and at the technology policy non-profit Public Knowledge.
Sarah has a BA in interdisciplinary studies from the Evergreen State College and a JD from UC Berkeley. During law school she was a part of a Technology Policy Working Group with human rights NGOs, Google, Yahoo and other tech companies trying to find solutions for protecting human rights in China. She also volunteered for the C.A.R.C. Asylum Law Clinic helping represent people seeking asylum in the United States. At UC Berkeley, Sarah won the Advocacy Award for persuasive writing, the Jurisprudence Award for academic excellence, and her thesis “Reforming Federal Tax Policy to Support Social Entrepreneurs” received honors.
Sarah founded the “One Person at a Time Foundation”, which helps get the homeless of the street, and volunteers as a Venture Advisor to Build.org, and Defy Ventures.