SXSW 2017 panel “Beyond the Bottom Line”
True Wealth Ventures Founding General Partner Dr. Sara Brand speaks on SXSW 2017 panel “Beyond the Bottom Line: Setting a New Bar for VC.” She speaks along with venture capitalist and Founding General Parter of Rethink Impact Jenny Abramson, CEO of Austin Community Foundation Mike Nellis and psychologist and Co-Founder of the Tingari-Silverton Foundation Dr. Pam Ryan.
Impact investing was once thought of a ‘softer’ kind of investing – sacrificing monetary returns for the sake of non-monetary ones. But, recent research shows sustainable equity funds meet or exceed the returns of traditional funds. In the last decade we have seen a surge of popularity in impact investing. Although true impact investing can only be done in the private markets, we have not seen the same increase in VC vs. public offerings. Seeking answers on how to increase impact investment opportunities in VC and start-ups, this session brings together a venture capitalist, large bank, non-profit foundation and a psychologist studied in how investors and VC’s make decisions.
Full details of the event here.