Stella Klemperer

Stella Klemperer is Director of Strategy & Insights at Flourish, an early-stage global venture capital firm that invests in mission-driven entrepreneurs and industry influencers working toward a fair financial system. Since the firm's launch in 2019, Stella has led Flourish’s sector-impact strategy, including identifying and evaluating firm-wide priorities. She also spearheads the firm’s learning agenda, publishing primary research in partnership with Flourish’s investment team and portfolio leaders.

Stella brings more than 15 years of experience in strategy and social finance. Prior to Flourish, Stella worked at Omidyar Network, focusing on future of work and financial inclusion. Previously, she worked at McKinsey & Company and at Root Capital, a global agricultural impact investor. She began her career working with smallholder farmers in South America.

Stella holds an MBA degree with distinction from Cornell University and a BA degree in Economics from Brown University.

STELLA's RESEARCH PROJECTS

In The News
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[TechCrunch] Flourish Ventures, a ‘fintech venture fund with a purpose,’ secures $350M in new capital
Flourish Ventures, an early-stage venture firm investing exclusively in fintech companies in the U.S. and in emerging markets, has secured $350 million in fresh capital, TechCrunch is the first to report.
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the ecosystem
Consumer Reports Delivers Next-Level Transparency for Fintech Customers
The pandemic accelerated the transformation and adoption of digital finance. Today, more than 80% of consumers use at least one fintech app, with the average consumer using four different apps to manage their financial lives. 
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[Flourish Conversations] Consumer Reports Leads the Way with Fintech Product Ratings
In this Flourish Conversation, Delicia Hand, Director of Financial Fairness Advocacy at Consumer Reports, shares her team’s vision for a Fair Digital Financial Marketplace.
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[ NextBillion] Does Universal Basic Income Really Work?
Understanding the Early Findings from the World’s Largest UBI Experiment, and Their Implications for Financial Resilience.
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Digitizing the Corner Shop
The corner shop plays a vital role in neighborhoods across the globe. These millions of small stores, often independent and family-owned, are found on every street corner in local communities, ensuring neighborhood access to food...
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New Research Finds Corner Shops are Faring Well Against Big Box Stores in Emerging Markets, but Digital Challenges Remain
Flourish Ventures Research Reveals Shopkeepers in Brazil, Egypt, India and Indonesia are Reporting Strong Customer Traffic but Risk Falling Behind if They Don’t Become More Tech Savvy.
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opinion
Digital Hustle
In May 2020, we launched a global report, The Digital Hustle: Gig Worker Financial Lives Under Pressure, to learn how these essential workers were impacted by COVID-19 and better understand how we can help them...
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opinion
New Flourish Research Finds Brazilian Gig Workers Under Pressure Since COVID-19
New Flourish Research Finds Brazilian Gig Workers Under Pressure Since COVID-19.
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