Impact Investing in New Mexico

Meet Our Speakers

Sylvia Kim

Sylvia Kim  |  Rebel for Good


Sylvia Kim is an award-winning human rights lawyer, former non-profit executive, and tenacious strategist for social change whose relentless pursuit for sustainable impact and community empowerment has led her to a broad range of professional experiences. Throughout the past 15+ years, Sylvia has co-founded, launched, and raised capital for multiple mission-driven initiatives.

Currently, Sylvia is the Founding Partner of CerraCap Cares – a women-led impact fund unleashing the power of technology for good by investing in early-stage human-centered technologies that reduce disparities and empower the underserved.

Francine Sommer

Francine Sommer  |  CEO of Respected Wellness


Francine Sommer is CEO of Respected Wellness, providing wellness products for women over 45. A long-time venture capitalist specializing in early-stage  new media companies focused on emerging hardware and software technologies. She was previously co-founder and general partner of Gabelli Multimedia Partners and Special General Partner of Village Ventures. She invested in IntelliCyt, and co-founded Descartes Labs.

Drew Tulchin

Drew Tulchin  |  Consultant, Former CFO of Meow Wolf


Drew Tulchin is very active with New Mexico start-ups — most notably serving as the first CFO of Meow Wolf, a New Mexico B Corp that creates immersive arts experiences to wow. His efforts there, among others, led to raising more than $125 million in investment, purchase of a new headquarters, and growth from 50 people to more than 400. He has also worked with Build with Robots, Electric Playhouse, and Parting Stone.

Consulting has taken him across New Mexico, the U.S., to Native American nations, and more than 40 countries.  He has contributed to 100+ business plans and dozens of start-ups to get going. His work has generated over $300 million in investment and 1,000s of jobs. Drew values community engagement. He serves on Pueblo of Acoma’s Business Advisory Board, member of the Serve New Mexico Commission. He is a member of the national Social Venture Circle and Lifetime Member of Net Impact.