Aaron Walker is founder and CEO of Camelback Ventures. Camelback leads a fund that levels the playing field for entrepreneurs of color. Since 2015, Camelback has invested nearly $1M in 33 investments; those companies have raised nearly $15M, subsequently. Aaron is on a journey to live in the spirit of his baseball hero, Jackie Robinson, who said “a life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” With this ethos, Aaron taught ninth-grade English in West Philadelphia through Teach For America, put together deals for companies large and small as a lawyer at Allen & Overy, and supported new ideas to improve education as a portfolio director for the NYC Fund for Public Schools. Aaron is humbled to say he graduated from the University of Virginia and Penn Law School. He also knows that this doesn’t entitle him to anything and is ready to earn his keep.
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