Category Archives: SOCAP

New Tools for Social Entrepreneurs Debut at SOCAP17

Hundreds of impact investors will converge on San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center starting Oct. 10 for the 10th annual Social Capital Markets conference, or SOCAP as it is better known. Like bees to honey, the pricey event also attracts social entrepreneurs seeking capital, including 140 entrepreneurs from around the globe who are attending thanks to […]

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A New Funding Tool Aims to Fill the ‘Friends & Family’ Gap for African American Entrepreneurs

When starting a new venture, entrepreneurs have long been told to reach out to their friends and family for their initial seed capital. And in the crowdfunding age, early support from a close social network can make or break a fundraising campaign. Yet the concept of friends & family funding can be baffling to entrepreneurs […]

2015: The Year in Impact Investing & Social Enterprise

The idea that business can be a force for good has been gaining steam for years, but 2015 may have been the year that it went mainstream. Here’s a look back at some of the year’s most notable developments in the world of social enterprise and impact investing.  Mark Zuckerberg embraces impact investing. When the Facebook […]

An Impact Investor’s Journey From Appalachia to Silicon Valley and Back

These days, you can often find Kevin Doyle Jones out walking with his dog, Izzy, on the sprawling 16-acre farm in western North Carolina that he now calls home. It’s a long way from the money and tech epicenter of San Francisco, where Jones runs a social impact fund, oversees the Impact Hubs he helped […]