Ed Dugger

Ed Dugger

Ed, who is President of Reinventure Capital, is a pioneering impact investment leader. He has managed venture capital funds for over 23 years on behalf of institutional investors committed to profitable, yet socially responsible investments. To be specific, he managed The UNC Venture Funds as President of UNC Partners, Inc. These funds focused on emerging and acquired companies operating in growth-oriented industries. This experience provided Ed with extensive investment experience in such areas as computer and digital technology; commercial air transportation; consumer products; broadcast media, commercial and residential real estate development; and environmental services.  The capital of the Funds was invested to consciously expand business opportunities for entrepreneurs of color and attracted over $1 billion of co-investments and financing for the growth and development of portfolio companies.
As a prominent business and civic leader, Ed served as a director and member of the Executive Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and is currently a Director and Member of the Executive Committee of Boston Community Capital, one of the largest regulated Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs) in the United States. He is the Chair of the Board of Boston Community Ventures and serves on the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable.  Most recently, he has guided growth companies to launch initiatives that: 1) anticipate the impact on business of rapid demographic and environmental changes in the United States and 2) develop new business models transforming these changes into competitive advantages for businesses.
Based in Boston, Ed is a graduate of Harvard College and Princeton University (MPA-UP, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs).
Areas of Expertise:
  • Assessing non-standard entrepreneurial talent
  • Structuring win-win transactions
  • Leveraging capital for change
  • Bridging disparate business groups
  • Speaking truth to power