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Ingrid Vanderveldt (iV) is the Founder & Chairman of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020), Vanderveldt Global Investments, and Ingrid Vanderveldt LLC. She oversees the $100M iV Credit Fund at EBW2020. From 2011-2014, she was the Entrepreneur-in-Residence (“EIR”) for Dell Inc. where she oversaw entrepreneurial initiatives worldwide helping to build a $250 million business segment and founded the $125M Dell Innovators Credit Fund, Dell Founders Club, and the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs during her 3-year term.

iV sits on the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, is a Managing Partner of Belle Capital, and is co-founder of The Billionaire Girls Club. She created and hosted CNBC’s original primetime series, “American Made,” which reached millions of viewers around the globe, and serves on the Advisory boards of Springboard Enterprises, Current Motor, and is a Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Member.

iV has been featured on outlets including NBC, CNBC, FOX, ABC, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN Money, Fortune Magazine, Fast Company, Inc Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine. In 2014, she received the Forbes & Northwestern Mutual Global "Entrepreneur in Excellence Award," was listed as “#1 Superconnector” by Fast Company, and was named one of Fortune's "55 Most Influential Women to Watch on Twitter.” iV holds a Masters in Architecture at the Savannah College of Art & Design and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Texas.

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by Brigitte Perreault