Director, New Media Ventures
Christie George is the Director of New Media Ventures, a seed fund and network of angel investors supporting media and tech startups that disrupt politics and catalyze progressive change. At New Media Ventures, she has overseen investment into a portfolio of almost 30 non-profit and for-profit startups, including DailyKos, Sum of Us, and Upworthy.
Christie’s work has always centered on fostering an independent, vibrant, and diverse media sector. She has spent her career supporting media that matters — from independent films documenting powerful stories to social enterprises innovating the way media is created, distributed and promoted. Christie started her career at a venture capital firm, spent six years managing sales and marketing for Women Make Movies, the world’s leading distributor of films by and about women, and is a co-founder of Louder, the crowd-promotion platform for ideas that matter. She serves on the board of the Roosevelt Institute and was recently named a Social Citizen Ambassador by the Case Foundation.
Christie holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA with distinction from the University of Oxford, where she was a Skoll Scholar in Social Entrepreneurship and graduated with the Said Prize, awarded annually to the program’s top student. She lives in Oakland and is a proud co-owner of the Rio Theater in Monte Rio, CA.