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Startups 4 Good

A podcast exploring the intersection of high-growth ventures with impact investing and social entrepreneurship. If you believe that startups can be a force for good, or want to learn more about For Benefit or B Corporations in action, this is the show for you. Guests include entrepreneurs and founders of high-growth purpose-driven ventures, their investors and VCs and other thinkers and doers. Your host is serial entrepreneur, angel investor and Lecturer at Yale School of Management, Miles Lasater. Enjoy Startups for Good!
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Startups 4 Good:  A podcast exploring the intersection of high-growth ventures with impact investing and social entrepreneurship. If you believe that startups can be a force for good, or want to learn more about For Benefit or B Corporations in action, this is the show for you. Guests include entrepreneurs and founders of high-growth purpose-driven ventures, their investors and VCs and other thinkers and doers. Your host is serial entrepreneur, angel investor and Lecturer at Yale School of Management, Miles Lasater.  Enjoy Startups for Good!

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Feb 28, 2015

Professor Lynn Stout of Cornell Law School joins us for Episode 6.

Professor Stout is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of corporate governance, securities regulation, financial derivatives, law and economics, and moral behavior. She is the author of numerous articles and books on these topics and lectures widely. Her most recent book is The Shareholder Value Myth: How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations and the Public (Berrerr Koehler 2012), which was named 2012 Governance Book of the Year. 

Professor Stout serves on the Board of Governors of the CFA Institute, on the Financial Research Advisory Committee to the U.S. Treasury, as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program, as Executive Advisor to the Brookings Institution Project on Corporate Purpose, and as a Research Fellow for the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research. 

She holds a B.A. summa cum laude and a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a J.D. from the Yale Law School.

Feb 18, 2015

Kanyi Maqubela, Partner at Collaborative Fund, joins us for this episode.

Originally from Johannesburg South Africa, Kanyi Maqubela was a founding employee at Doostang, a venture-backed peer-to-peer career marketplace, and a field director at One Block Off the Grid, a renewable energy sales company.

Kanyi holds a B.A. in Philosophy and has done graduate work in philosophy and design at Stanford University.

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Collaborative Fund:

We are an investment fund focused on supporting and investing in the shared future. The fund centers around two macro themes which I think will be driving business innovation in the coming years: the growth of the creative class and the concept of collaborative consumption.

Specifically, we will focus on the increasing importance of creativity and values (like happiness or transparency) and how that relates to which businesses consumers choose to buy from; as well as the shift from an ownership based economy to an access or sharing based economy.

These two forces present a significant opportunity for new technologies, products, and services to transform how we do business and the way we live our lives.

Feb 12, 2015

 

Julie Lien, Co-Founder and President of Tumml, joins us for Episode 4.
 
Tumml is an urban ventures accelerator with a mission to empower entrepreneurs to solve urban problems. With a hands-on approach, Tumml provides entrepreneurs with the tools to help scale their impact and enhance quality of life in cities everywhere.
 
Julie Lien is Co-Founder and President of Tumml, managing operations and working closely with the organization's portfolio companies. Prior to founding Tumml, she worked in polling and political consulting at Tulchin Research and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research. Julie earned her MBA from MIT Sloan and her BA from Stanford. Her work in urban innovation has been featured in CNN, Forbes, The San Francisco Chronicle, and smart city conferences around the globe.
 
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