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The Adventure Project Spring Gala!

May 21st, 2012 · No Comments · socent

Tweet Looking for something fun to do tonight while supporting a great cause? Come join me at The Adventure Project’s Spring Gala tonight at the penthouse of the Ganseevort Park Hotel! Tickets are available here. TAP is a non-profit focused on increasing “investments in positive social enterprises around the world,” so if you’re reading this [...]

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Moving On, For Real!

August 16th, 2011 · No Comments · Personal, VC, socent, tech

Tweet Unlike a post made on this blog on April 1 of last year, this post actually does confirm I have indeed moved on from investment banking to pursue new opportunities. Specifically, I decided earlier this year to join a venture capital firm here in New York City and just had my first day on the [...]

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Eyeglasses for the Poor

March 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment · socent

Tweet VisionSpring, a social enterprise that has been featured on SocentVC previously, just announced a new $250,000 fundraising campaign called “$4 Eyeglasses for the Poor,” with a specific focus on expanding VisionSpring’s outreach to areas of high need in India. What kind of impact can you expect to see from this work? Founder Jordan Kassalow [...]

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The Student Loan Crisis

November 23rd, 2010 · 9 Comments · Personal, socent, tech

Tweet My friend Mike is the founder of an education startup called Skillshare, “a platform to learn anything, from anyone.” Given his passion in the education space, Mike / Skillshare, along with The Cultivated Word, is preparing to produce an animated short film titled “The Student Loan Crisis.” They need to raise about $900 more [...]

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IGNIA Makes Investment in Barafon

October 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment · VC, socent

Tweet In June, I wrote about IGNIA, a social venture capital (“impact investing”) firm that has just closed on its first fund. In some exciting news, yesterday IGNIA announced an investment in a Mexican company called Barafon, a “provider of public telephony and related services to low income populations in Mexico through a network of [...]

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$2,400 for my 24th!

August 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Personal, socent, tech

Tweet So I wanted to do something productive to celebrate my birthday this year, I thought that it’d be great to use this opportunity to support a great organization doing meaningful work. The fundraising campaign I’m participating in for my birthday is called “Brick by Brick,” and the funds raised will go towards an organization [...]

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The Giving Pledge Update

July 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments · socent

Tweet Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft with Bill Gates, has pledged to give away more than half of his $13.5 billion fortune. The Giving Pledge, which started with a challenge issued by Gates and Warren Buffett, has now also gained the support of billionaries such as: Eli Broad (former CEO of SunAmerica) Venture capitalist John [...]

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