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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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D.light Design Raises New Venture Funding

June 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment · VC, socent

Tweet Wow, it’s been a great week for the world of social venture capital and impact investing! First we get the news that IGNIA has closed on its first fund, and today, we receive news that D.light Design has raised $5.5 million in Series B funding from Omidyar Network, plus all of its major Series [...]

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All Entrepreneurship is Social. Or is It?

April 12th, 2010 · 3 Comments · socent

Tweet In a recent article from Stanford Social Innovation Review, Carl Schram made the assertion that “All Entrepreneurship Is Social.” To wit: “Over the past decade or so, the term social entrepreneur has become a fashionable way of describing individuals and organizations that, in their attempts at large-scale change, blur the traditional boundaries between the [...]

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A New Paradigm of Investing

April 8th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Personal, VC, socent

Tweet Just a few weeks ago, I received a call from a friend I met through StartingBloc, Kim Scheinberg. We had only briefly met before, so I was very honored to be on the receiving end of a phone call from her about a new project she was working on, one that was directly in [...]

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The Value of the VC Model for Social Enterprises

March 29th, 2010 · 5 Comments · VC, socent

Tweet This past weekend was the second installment of the StartingBloc Institute for Social Innovation (held at NYU again), and it has been a great experience once again, especially as it relates to the refining of some of my previous thoughts regarding “social venture capital” and what value-add it has to the existing world of [...]

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Send MESS Express to the Unreasonable Institute!

March 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Personal, VC, socent

Tweet This past weekend at the StartingBloc Institute for Social Innovation, I met Matt Kochman, who is the founder of a social venture start-up called M.E.S.S. Express, or “Moving Every Student Safely.” Started at Cornell, where Kochman used to be a student, M.E.S.S. Express is a company whose goal is to provide prepaid transportation plans [...]

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