Amy Novogratz

Managing Partner at Aqua-Spark. Former TED Prize Director.

Amy Novogratz is co-founder and managing partner at Aqua-Spark, an innovative investment fund focused on sustainable aquaculture and ocean technologies.

Amy served as director of the TED Conference’s annual TED Prize for almost a decade, leading more than twenty global collaborations across a broad spectrum of sectors, including healthcare, education, science, technology, conservation, art, and activism. Her list of notable projects include: Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue, Jamie Oliver’s Food revolution, JR’s Inside Out Project, and Bono’s among others.

Prior to TED, Amy spent the early part of her career in Washington, DC, where she helped start the Social Policy Action Network. She also helped develop and produce a global media project. Having played a key role in dozens of global start-ups, Amy is adept at judging and executing on great ideas.