Jacob Haar is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Community Investment Management (CIM), an institutional impact investment manager based in San Francisco and Berlin. CIM provides strategic private credit financing to scale and demonstrate responsible innovation in lending to underserved borrowers in the United States and Emerging Markets. Jacob leads investment activities at CIM focused on partnerships with innovative lenders and fintech companies that demonstrate a commitment to responsible and transparent lending practices. Previously, Jacob was a Managing Director at Minlam Asset Management, an impact investment advisor which financed microfinance institutions and SME lenders in emerging markets. Prior to co-founding Minlam in 2005, Jacob worked in an operating role for a microfinance institution in Azerbaijan.
Jacob is a Fulbright Scholar, received a M.A. from the University of Chicago’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. from the University of Chicago.