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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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Mar 26, 2015

Jonas Clark and Amanda Rinderle, Tuckerman & Co.

Jonas and Amanda are co-founders of Tuckerman & Co.—a mission-driven brand that provides great-fitting, professional clothing that is sustainably sourced and manufactured. Their first product is an organic cotton dress shirtmade from premium Italian fabric and manufactured in Fall River, Massachusetts. Each Tuckerman shirt saves ¾ of a pound of pesticides from being used. They raised more than 150% of their Kickstarter goal and are in the process of completing their first production run. Tuckerman & Co is also the first Benefit Corporation launched out of Yale.


Jonas and Amanda are both students at Yale School of Management and will be graduating in May. Previously, Jonas worked as a Dean at Harvard College. He received his M.Div. from Harvard University and B.A. from Haverford College. Amanda was previously a social impact consultant at FSG and life sciences consultant at Trinity Partners. She received her A.B. from Princeton University.

Mar 20, 2015

Nancy E. Pfund is Founder and Man­ag­ing Part­ner of DBLInvestors, a ven­ture cap­i­tal firm located in San Fran­cisco, whose goal is to com­bine top-‚Äč‚Äčtier finan­cial returns with mean­ing­ful social, eco­nomic and envi­ron­men­tal returns in the regions and sec­tors in which it invests.  As a lead­ing player in the grow­ing field of “impact invest­ing”, DBL has helped to reveal the power of ven­ture cap­i­tal to pro­mote social change and envi­ron­men­tal improve­ment, and Ms. Pfund writes and speaks fre­quently on this topic. Ms. Pfund cur­rently spon­sors or sits on the board of direc­tors of sev­eral com­pa­nies, includ­ing; SolarCity (NASDAQSCTY) on both the audit and com­pen­sa­tion com­mit­tees, Bright­Source Energy, Primus Power, Eco.logic Brands, Eco­Scraps, OPx Biotech­nolo­gies, Pow­er­genix and, prior to their pub­lic offer­ings, Tesla Motors and Pan­dora Media.  Prior to found­ing DBL, Ms. Pfund was a Man­ag­ing Direc­tor in Ven­ture Cap­i­tal at JPMor­gan, hav­ing started her invest­ment career at Ham­brecht & Quist in 1984. Pre­vi­ously, Ms. Pfund worked at Intel Cor­po­ra­tion, the State of Cal­i­for­nia, Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity and the Sierra Club.

Mar 11, 2015
Bart Houlahan co-founded B Lab the nonprofit organization behind Certified B Corp.
 

 

B Lab is dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems, in 2006. B Lab drives systemic change through three interrelated initiatives: building a community of certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between good companies and those with good marketing; accelerating the growth of the impactinvesting asset class through use of B Lab’s Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS); and promoting legislation in creating a new corporate form: the Benefit Corporation.

 

 

Previously he was the President of AND1, a basketball footwear, apparel, and entertainment company. Scaled the business over 11 years to $250 million in brand revenues with distribution in 85 countries.
Mar 4, 2015

Seth and Barry are the authors of the New York Times bestseller Mission in a Bottle, a business book told in comic book form, which was published in September 2013.

 

Barry Nalebuff is the Milton Steinbach Professor at the Yale School of Management. An expert on game theory, he has written extensively on its application to business strategy. He is the coauthor of five prior books: Thinking Strategically and The Art of Strategy are two popular books on game theory. Co-opetition looks beyond zero-sum games to emphasize the potential for cooperating as well as competing. Why Not? provides a framework for problem solving and ingenuity. And Lifecycle Investing introduces a new strategy for retirement investing. In addition to his academic work, Barry has extensive experience consulting with multinational firms. He serves on the board of Nationwide Insurance and advised the NBA in their negotiations with the Players Association. A graduate of MIT, a Rhodes Scholar, and Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, Barry earned his doctorate at Oxford University.

 

 

But really he is the  founder of Honest Tea.

 

 

Seth Goldman co-founded Honest Tea out of his home in 1998 with Barry Nalebuff of the Yale School of Management. Today, Honest Tea is the nation’s top selling organic bottled tea, and is carried in more than 100,000 outlets. Under Seth’s leadership, Honest Tea has developed innovative partnerships with its organic and Fair Trade Certified™ suppliers. Seth graduated from Harvard College (1987) and the Yale School of Management (1995), and is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. In addition to running Honest Tea on a day-to-day basis, he currently sits on the board of several companies including Beyond Meat.

 

 

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