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NextBillion: What the 'Varsity Blues' Scandal Says (And Doesn't Say) About Bill McGlashan, the Rise Fund and Impact Investing
Mar
19
2019

NextBillion: What the 'Varsity Blues' Scandal Says (And Doesn't Say) About Bill McGlashan, the Rise Fund and Impact Investing

Now that McGlashan’s epic fall from grace undercuts the Rise narrative, both TPG and the broader sector should take note of a few things as we all move past this controversy.

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Medium: 2018 in Review: The Craziness & The Fails
Dec
19
2018

Medium: 2018 in Review: The Craziness & The Fails

When I sat down to write this blog, I did some free word association with our portfolio company names and the events of the year. Because I’m more a math person than a words person, I used a couple of the same words over and over?—?mostly “craziness” (good crazy) and “fail” (bad crazy, oversimplified). Some companies got both, depending on the time of year.

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The Economist: Impact Across All Investments
Nov
05
2018

The Economist: Impact Across All Investments

The role of family offices in building the impact investing ecosystem across the continuum.

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Impact Alpha: Boston is a growing hub of global – and local – impact investing
Nov
01
2018

Impact Alpha: Boston is a growing hub of global – and local – impact investing

When Jessica Brooks started at Boston Community Capital, it was one in a handful of impact investors in Boston. The kind of work the community development financial institution—now called BlueHub Capital—was doing wasn’t called impact investing then. That was 17 years ago. “Impact investing” came later.

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Barron's: Using Donor Advised Funds to Invest for Impact
Oct
24
2018

Barron's: Using Donor Advised Funds to Invest for Impact

Donor advised funds, or DAFs, are set up by nonprofits to allow investors to make donations into an investment fund and get a tax break for a charitable contribution as the assets in these vehicles are eventually given to qualified nonprofits.

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Inc.: 4 Tips for Building a Team You Can Trust
Sep
28
2018

Inc.: 4 Tips for Building a Team You Can Trust

One secret to success? Assembling and maintaining a trusted team. Here are a few ways to do just that.

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NextBillion: As Impact Investors, Here's Why We Need to Elevate Human Capital
Oct
09
2017

NextBillion: As Impact Investors, Here's Why We Need to Elevate Human Capital

It has become apparent that startups and venture capitalists have not factored in a key asset in any company’s growth, talent and culture.

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Medium: Twiga Foods: Navigating Uncharted Territory to Transform Supply Chains in Africa's Informal Markets
Aug
01
2017

Medium: Twiga Foods: Navigating Uncharted Territory to Transform Supply Chains in Africa's Informal Markets

Twiga’s goal is simple: source produce from farmers at above market prices and deliver it to retailers at below market prices.

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NextBillion: The Other Capital in Impact Investing: Why Human Capital May Matter More than Money, and What Investors Can Do About It
Jun
19
2017

NextBillion: The Other Capital in Impact Investing: Why Human Capital May Matter More than Money, and What Investors Can Do About It

Money is not enough for impact businesses to succeed; they desperately need an answer to their human capital challenges to unlock their world-changing potential.

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Inc.: How to Get People (Literally) Invested In Your Social Mission: 5 Steps
May
08
2017

Inc.: How to Get People (Literally) Invested In Your Social Mission: 5 Steps

The opportunity to get funded by impact investors has never been better. Here is some advice for tapping the growing pool of investors like us who consider impact in our venture portfolio.

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