Jennifer Carolan

December 18, 2018
By Reach Capital

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.”

– Mother Teresa

Jennifer grew up in Chicago and its suburbs. She had the transformative experience of attending two different high schools- one in the city and one in the suburbs. That experience set her on a path to understand our education system and why it has great inequalities. Jennifer taught in traditional public schools for 7 years, pursued an MA in Education from Stanford, then went on to learn the craft of venture capital for almost a decade before co-founding Reach Capital. Although she never intentionally went after a career in venture capital, she found it to be a powerful lever to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of opportunity, especially for those without a voice.