Emily Klein is the Director of Venture Development for Venture Partners at CU Boulder.
Emily joined Venture Partners from her work building the Colorado startup ecosystem at Rockies Venture Club (RVC). While there, she was most passionate about providing financial and educational resources to help startups scale their impact, which results from her viewing the early-stage investment as the most critical catalyst for promoting more sustainable, diverse, and creative companies. During her time with the group, she taught educational workshops, coached entrepreneurs, hosted events, catalyzed new angel investors, and invested in innovative startups.
Before her work with Rockies Venture Club, she worked in the outdoor industry, managing travel planning for international cycling tours. She completed her MBA with a focus on sustainability + impact investing in Burlington, Vermont, in 2019 while working on several sustainable investment projects creating impact strategies in public and private markets. Klein also founded the school’s Women in Business group to promote women in sustainability leadership.
When not working, you can find her mentoring young entrepreneurs, designing jewelry, and playing in the Colorado mountains.