Amy Salzhauer

Amy Salzhauer

At Large Board Representative

Roles & Responsibilities:

At Large Board Representative

Bio:

Amy Salzhauer is a Founder and Managing Partner at Good Growth Capital, an early-stage venture fund based in Charleston, SC but investing across the country.  Amy was previously the CEO of Ignition Ventures, where she and her team helped to transfer technologies ranging from chip-based fuel cells (Lilliputian Systems) and self-organizing networks (Ember Corporation) to black silicon (SiOnyx), selective brain cooling (Toev Medical), and the world’s most accurate scale (Bioscale) out of academic research labs.

Amy is an inventor who holds several patents and speaks and teaches internationally about entrepreneurship and leadership, has served on multiple boards, and has been featured on the covers of multiple business magazines.  She currently serves on the Boards of Directors for  Leuko Labs, the Roper St Francis Hospital Foundation, and Reading Partners of South Carolina.

Amy’s many recognitions include being selected by the World Economic Forum as one of its one hundred top “Global Leaders for Tomorrow,” and being chosen multiple times as a top “40 Under 40” business leader.  Her previous experience includes writing about science, sports, and innovation for magazines like Newsweek, Science, Technology Review, and Harvard Business Review; researching radioactive mutant slime molds; stints as a management consultant and at the United Nations; drumming for the U.S. National Dragonboat Team (winning a silver medal at the 2003 World Championships); and serving as the Assistant Director of a non-profit environmental organization in Washington D.C. She holds an MBA from MIT; an M.Phil in Plant Sciences from Cambridge University where she was a Herschel Smith Harvard Scholar; and an A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard University.