Robin Hacke

Robin Hacke is Director of Capital Formation at Living Cities, a pioneering partnership among 22 major foundations and financial institutions that invests in revitalizing America’s cities. Members of Living Cities include leading foundations such as Ford, Gates, MacArthur and Rockefeller, as well as banks and insurance companies such as JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Prudential, and MetLife. At Living Cities, Ms. Hacke manages the department that is responsible for developing initiatives to aggregate and deploy investment capital in low-income and underserved urban communities. These efforts include the Integration Initiative, the Living Cities Catalyst Fund, and research and investment in the area of equitable transit-oriented development. In her previous role as a venture capitalist and entrepreneur, Ms. Hacke raised over $72 million from institutional, corporate and individual investors in two funds and built a portfolio of investments in 20 start-up companies. She has spent most of her career guiding the growth of technology companies as a manager, consultant and director. She founded and ran a strategy consulting firm that worked with 110 clients, and she currently serves as a director and Audit Committee Chair of Alvarion, a wireless communications company traded on Nasdaq. Before entering the tech sector, Robin was a banker in the Public Finance Department at Shearson Lehman Brothers, where she structured mortgage-backed bonds. She earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA magna cum laude in Government from Harvard-Radcliffe College.