Embrace Innovations is a social enterprise that was founded with a lofty goal: create well-designed baby products and in the process, give 1,000,000 premature and underweight babies in the developing world a better chance at life.

The history of Embrace started in 2008, in a class at Stanford University, where the co-founders were challenged to come up with an incubator that costs less than 1% the cost of a traditional incubator. After extensive research, they developed the Embrace infant warmer and have spent the last 8 years distributing these around the world. Little Lotus, our newest product line, uses similar technology as the Embrace warmers to ensure babies sleep at the perfect temperature. Through our 1:1 model, we hope to help 1 million babies around the world.



Jane Chen

CEO / Co-founder

Jane was a part of the original Stanford class in which Embrace was founded, where she was doing her MBA. Chen, a Ted Senior and Echoing Green fellow, was the recipient of the Economist Social Innovation Award in 2013 (along with the other Embrace founders), Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum 2012 and a Schwab Social Entrepreneur in 2013. In addition to her MBA, she holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.

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Kai Chan

VP of Operations

Kai has experience consulting with startups on lean operations, business development and analytics. Prior to working with startups, she worked at Goldman Sachs in New York as a structured finance banker/trader focusing on residential and commercial real estate mortgage products. She has also previously worked for Argus Information & Advisory Services and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.