Fellows Directory

Sarah Burch


Sarah is a founding team member of Rippleworks where she co-leads the platform team, which connects social enterprises with world-class operating expertise. Sarah has also worked hands-on with 40+ founders and managed a portfolio of social ventures across 60 countries.

While helping founders and CEOs grow their companies, Sarah has helped grow Rippleworks from a 3-person startup into a 40+ person organization recognized by Fast Company as one of the 50 most innovative companies in the world. 

Sarah has helped finance and scale emerging market entrepreneurs for over a decade. Prior to joining Rippleworks, Sarah helped launch and grow Development Innovation Ventures (DIV), an early-stage innovation fund within the U.S. Agency for International Development. At DIV, she led the due diligence and closing of $22M into 20+ deals in 10+ countries.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Sarah was raised in the Pacific Northwest and is a proud member of the Delaware Tribe of Indians. She lives in Los Angeles, CA where she enjoys exploring Topanga parks, eating delicious LA food, and trying to learn how to surf. Sarah holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame.

As a member of Class 25, Sarah is serving her fellowship at Rippleworks under the mentorship of Johanna Posada, Founder and Managing Partner at Elevar Equity and Sarah Rose, CPO of Beauty For All Industries (BFA).