Jonathan C. Lewis is a life-long social justice activist and accomplished social entrepreneur. Jonathan is the Founder of MCE Social Capital, an innovative social venture that leverages $110 million of private capital to finance tiny business loans to deeply impoverished people, mostly women, in 33 countries in the developing world.
He is also Founder and President of the Opportunity Collaboration, an annual strategic business retreat for 450 senior level anti-poverty leaders from around the globe. In addition, Jonathan is the co-founder of Copia Global, an Amazon-like consumer catalog serving the base of the economic pyramid in Kenya. In addition, he is a Trustee of the Swift Foundation. Jonathan also serves as a General Partner of Dev Equity, a social impact investment fund in Latin America.
Jonathan has taught social entrepreneurship at New York University, the University of California (Berkeley), and has lectured at universities around the world. He is a recipient of the Social Venture Network Innovation Award.
Jonathan is on a search to find the tastiest hot dog at the wackiest hot dog stand in the world. He collects art made by developing world artisans using recycled materials. He lives near San Francisco with his wife of 45 years. His son Aaron is a public interest lawyer.