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Assuming everyone wants an exit

The last time I presented at an event for investors, the first five people all asked me the same question, “Any exits yet?” The more years I spend focusing on revenue-based investing, the more that question is getting on my nerves.  Perhaps some of that is on me, as the talks I give are generally titled “Investing without Exits” or “Alternative Exits” or...

The Responsible Capitalist & Entrepreneur

Carol Sanford, host of The Responsible Capitalist Podcast, talks to Luni Libes, a serial entrepreneur and Entrepreneur in Residence at Pinchot where he teaches entrepreneurialism.  His latest venture is Fledge, is a social business accelerator and investment vehicle. This Responsible Capitalist podcast talks to him about how he selects applicants and his methods for determining whether or not an...

5 Learnings from SOCAP14

Another year, another 2,200+ impact investors, foundations, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs gathered together at SOCAP, the social capital conference, the intersection of of money + meaning.  With up to 11 simultaneous sessions over multiple days, plus a dozen scheduled meetings, and two dozen unscheduled, I barely scratched the surface of the event.  In this post, I summarize a few of my...

Investing without Exits @ SOCAP14

Early stage impact investors face a market that has few acquisitions, fewer IPOs, and is filled with entrepreneurs who liken selling their companies to selling out. How can investors earn a reasonable (or market rate) return? This workshop will share the investment structure used by Fledge – the conscious-company accelerator – as a framework for discussing and sharing our ideas for investing in a...

Prepping for SOCAP14

Time again for the annual visit to San Francisco to attend and present at SOCAP, the social capital conference.  Once again this year, I’ll be running a workshop, “Investing without Exits“, Wednesday, 2:20pm in the Fleet Room. Early stage impact investors face a market that has few acquisitions, fewer IPOs, and is filled with entrepreneurs who liken selling their companies to...

Two interviews

Podcast: What’s up Bainbridge, “From Idea to Plan” Do you have an idea for a must-have product or service, but need help with what comes next?  On four Tuesdays in July, OfficeXpats at the Pavilion in Winslow is offering a lunchtime course to take your business or nonprofit idea to the next step. Interview with School for Startups Radio Join host Jim Beach everyday at 8:00pm EST...

The Backstory

Green Lines Series | Michael “Luni” Libes, Founder & Managing Director, of B Corp Certified Fledge Posted on 04/08/2014 by Kerrie Mullaney | Leave a comment Our team met up with Michael “Luni” Libes for a one on one interview to find out more about the successful entrepreneur and the driving force behind Fledge. Read along to find out more about what inspires Luni to support young...

Is It Immoral To Earn Attractive Profits From Poor Customers?

By this definition we have at least 2.6 billion deep sinners – the 37% of people in the world who live on less than $2 a day. They are the future Steve Jobs’, Mohandas Gandhis, Madame Curies and Pablo Picassos who will instead eke out a living as drug dealers, child soldiers, prostitutes and destitute slum dwellers. The three trillion dollars or more we have wasted in misguided development aid...

The purpose of business

Practice makes better.  The Ignite format looks simple, 20 slides, auto-forwarding every 15 seconds, making for an exactly 5 minute talk.  Hitting the timing of the slide transitions comes down to two strategies.  Either practice, practice, and practice, not skipping or adding any words to the script, or don’t even try, making the slides pure images that don’t need to be in sync with...

Inspire me, but make it quick!

One of the great benefits of the Web is the ease at which we can share ideas.  A decade ago, talks at a conference would be seen by a few dozen to a few thousand people, then never seen again.  Now we can watch and share great ideas from TED and elsewhere, from the comfort of our own homes. One consequence of all this great content is the raising of the bar of quality in the presentations.  The...

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