Our clients often have the technology, know-how and human capital to nurture new businesses and commercialize technologies. Our mission is to help them leverage their networks and relationships into new assets and capital growth. We are highly-accomplished capital builders who have represented organizations on both the buy-and sell-sides of institutional investing and large-scale partnerships. We have built markets and raised capital for the private, public and nonprofit sectors and we know how these sectors think, what motivates them, and how they approach strategic relationships and capital investments.
Lynn Allen is President and founder of Capital Innovations. She brings to her role an exceptional record of success in designing and implementing business development strategies that deliver new markets and millions of dollars in revenues for both the private and nonprofi t sectors. Lynn has led marketing staff nationally and internationally to introduce new products and services. As director of institutional marketing for AEGON, Lynn grew stable value product balances by more than $2.5 billion among institutional investors, including public and corporate defined benefit plans. She uncovered 529 college savings plans as a new market opportunity and, under her leadership, AEGON became the largest subadvisor in the college savings market and captured 65% of stable value market share.
After doubling income as CARE’s Midwest regional director, Lynn was selected as CARE’s first director of international initiatives. Under her leadership, CARE staff in North America, Europe, and Asia established new private sources of support in 15 countries and forged fi rst-time partnerships with the world’s futures and options industry as well as global companies such as Cargill, Procter & Gamble, Bloomberg, and Nationwide. Lynn turned her business development expertise to the new economy in 2003 when she raised capital to attract two new venture funds to the Metro Louisville region. Since then, Capital Innovations has worked with regional venture funds, research parks, and economic development organizations to increase venture capital investments in the Midwest.
Lynn holds a Master in International Management from Denver University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kentucky. She is a frequent guest speaker at investment industry conferences and has given national television interviews on CNN and CNBC. She is a board member of the Louisville Venture Club and Gilda’s Club Louisville.