This profile series is part of a larger series of interviews with interesting early stage investors, including women investors, family offices, and small funds. You won't want to miss the whole interview series.
We love learning from and supporting early stage investors because it enriches the startup ecosystem. As a result, Seraf has created a series of interviews profiling impact investors. These mission-focused investors are not only looking for financial returns but also trying to maximize the positive societal impact of the capital they deploy. Today’s impact investor is increasingly unwilling to accept concessionary returns, so the complexity that they manage in dealing with a very diverse deal flow, as well as measuring and balancing both impact goals and financial metrics, makes their job especially fascinating.
These impact investors share their perspective through written responses to an array of thought-provoking questions. Their valuable insights will pique your interest as they share their investing experience and words of wisdom.
Learn what excites them most about early stage investing, which ESG areas they focus on, and how they measure the impact of their investing. Find out which qualities they look for in a startup founder and what they see as the key drivers of success when investing and driving returns. If you're looking for guidance, tips and war stories to improve your investing process, then we hope you will enjoy these interviews and the valuable insights these noteworthy impact investors share.
- Naava Mashiah, CEO, ME LINKS
- Alicia Robb, CEO, Next Wave Impact
- Peter Adams, Managing Director, Rockies Venture Fund
- Eric Klose, Founder, Ground Squirrel Ventures
- Marcia Hooper, Partner, Branch Venture Group
- Melissa Bradley, Founder and Managing Parner, 1863 Ventures
- Juan Thurman, Co-Founder and Managing General Partner, SWAN Impact Fund
We will continue to add profiles to this series, so check back, and of course, even if you are already a subscriber to The Seraf Compass, you can always keep your finger on the pulse by following Seraf on LinkedIn and Twitter.
To learn more about additional early stage investing topics, check out our other series of articles.