Debra Somberg

Founder, NewView


Debra Somberg is founder of NewView, a nonprofit organization unlocking the power of tri-sector engagement to build innovative and successful business models that tackle social problems in new and sustainable ways. The organization has worked with Fortune 500 companies as well as small innovative companies, such as Propel and MoCaFi, to address issues ranging from food insecurity and financial credit to workforce development.

Debra also currently serves as Chair-Elect on the board of BECU, a $25 billion financial cooperative, on the board of The Port Blakely Companies and the National Advisory Board of Stanford University’s Public Service Center. Previously, Debra co-managed Maveron LLC, a venture capital firm focused on the consumer with $500+ million under management. She has been an investor and advisor to numerous high-growth companies over the years.

Debra graduated from Stanford University, phi beta kappa, and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.