YSI is an impact investing fund that supports young entrepreneurs and their impactful ventures.


We recognize that youth are brimming with innovative ideas to tackle the complex challenges that confront today’s society. Yet without an established credit history, assets, and business experience required by traditional investment models, young social entrepreneurs face challenges securing the necessary funding to accomplish their goals.

We also recognize that investors are becoming increasingly unsatisfied with their current investment portfolio and opportunities. They want their investments to earn financial returns while simultaneously positively impacting the world.

YSI bridges the gap between the needs of young social entrepreneurs and impact investors by:

  • Providing young social entrepreneurs with debt financing and resources that facilitate successful venture growth,
  • Offering investment opportunities that generate financial returns and positive impact.

Current Team

Jory Cohen
Acting Managing Director
Investment Committee Member

Syeda Zaki
Director of Finance

Ashley Teo
Business Development Coordinator

Anuja Sinha
Program Coordinator

Mathu Jeyaloganathan
Loan Officer

Jonathan Hera
Investment Committee Member

Abigail Slater
Investment Committee Member

Leeat Weinstock
Investment Committee Member