A beautiful painting with a message is more than an art piece; that is what Irina Meyer taught the world. As a successful venture capitalist, she invests in early startups with innovative ideas that can impact society positively, but as a philanthropist, she invests money to create a positive social impact.
The urge to help people overcome their struggles came from Irina’s past experiences, as she had a troublesome childhood with unsupportive parents. She had no support and had to work tirelessly to achieve her goals. She defeated her past and built a successful venture called Sils Capital, with the ambition to support individuals and bring their life dream to life. She established this venture with a unique initiative to support women in business.
A mindblowing business idea is nothing without necessary capital. Irina invests her hard-earned money so businesses that aim to create a beneficial impact can run successfully. This approach made her a talented philanthropist.
With the hope of stirring the change Irina wishes for, she uses her artwork to express her ideas to the world. Her ability to connect with individuals drives her philanthropic work. Irina’s philanthropic work received great appreciation and was highly admired by civil rights legend Ambassador Andrew Young.
When Irina Meyer received an invitation to the Ambassador Young’s 90st birthday celebration she commissioned a painting from her dear friend artist Amy Lynn Stevenson. After multiple iterations the result was stunning: a 52”x 42” canva shows Martin Luther King Jr, the historical Atlanta, the new Millennium Gate Museum beautifully run by Irina’s friend, Rodney Mims Cook Jr, the young and old, black and white people playing jazz and enjoying life. The center caracter is a young black lady who is looking at us with kindness and confidence. Andrew Young chose to place the painting as a centerpiece in the ‘Andrew Young Foundation’s’ new offices.
As some women are unjustly behind in this field due to sexism, Irina is passionate about investing in promising and innovative early-stage businesses with a particular focus on female entrepreneurs. With Sils Capital, Irina materializes the change she envisions and is passionate about setting a prime example of impact investing globally.
She works to enhance the professional life and social life of women by treating them equally so that they positively impact everyone’s life as much as men do.
Irina also collaborates with other female founders in her industry to empower women in business, balancing gender domination in the corporate sector. Therefore, Irina has not only established herself as an investor but is also a philanthropist by heart.
By sponsoring little businesses that reflect her values and ambitions through impact investing to creating a global impact with her new film production studio, Irina Meyer is setting an example for the world.