Two-pocket thinking is the idea that “what we do” and “what we really care about” differ. But it’s a bad blind spot in how we invest our money. Here's why.
Ross BairdApril 24, 2017
Where are good fundraising resources for entrepreneurs solving problems that matter? Here's what several entrepreneurs say about what exists – and the gaps.
Zoe SchlagJanuary 24, 2017
The process of raising investment feels frustrating and opaque to many entrepreneurs. It doesn’t have to be this way. Read what several entrepreneurs think.
Zoe SchlagJanuary 19, 2017
2016 felt like a particularly bad year between wars, insurgencies, terrorist attacks, political crises, financial crashes, and natural disasters contributing to that impact. Asking yourself what kind of a dent you’re making, given everything that’s working against you, seems a totally natural and reasonable question to ask.
Ken BanksJanuary 10, 2017
Innovative ideas can lead to strong, sustainable companies that solve problems, generate revenue, and create good jobs. For our society to succeed in the long term, funders need to think about how to continue supporting these collaborations, not just focus on trying to pick the next highly-concentrated win.
Ross BairdDecember 16, 2016
According to this former professional poker player turned investor, there's a lot more luck involved in venture capital than you think.
Rafe FurstOctober 25, 2016
An interview with Joel Solomon, an impact investor who looks for companies that pitch a strong people, planet, and profit mission.
Marc StoiberSeptember 22, 2016
Blended finance simply encourages more private sector investment by being strategic with the money already at work. Here's how it helps entrepreneurs.
ImpactAlphaAugust 23, 2016
At the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Silicon Valley investors need to keep an eye on those using innovation and tech to meet the needs of billions.
ImpactAlphaJune 24, 2016
Are decades of experience not "academic" enough? This article comments on the gaps in connecting academia and practice, as they relate to entrepreneurship.
Jed EmersonJune 3, 2016
A new kind of investor, the private foundation, is looking for promising startups and entrepreneurs that harness the power of markets to benefit the poor.
ImpactAlphaMay 30, 2016
Many would-be impact investors are letting the drive for perfect be the enemy of good. Here are 4 things we can do to make a difference in impact investing.
Ross BairdMay 4, 2016
By reducing food waste at scale, we have a unique opportunity to protect the environment, alleviate poverty, boost the economy, and reduce the tax burden of government.
ImpactAlphaApril 15, 2016