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The Fundraising Landscape for Impact-Entrepreneurs – with Steve Butterworth, CEO, Neighbourly
With the pandemic changing the nature of fundraising for many impact entrepreneurs, we will be exploring market sentiment, new funding opportunities and how to better prepare for online fundraising, by speaking to members of our community with direct experience of this over the last 12 months. We caught up with Steve Butterworth, CEO, Neighbourly, who has just closed out a £3m Series A funding round, to get his views, as an impact entrepreneur who has raised funds in these difficult times.
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The Fundraising Landscape for Impact-Entrepreneurs – with Lubomila Jordanova, Co-Founder & CEO, Plan A
With the pandemic changing the nature of fundraising for many impact entrepreneurs, we will be exploring market sentiment, new funding opportunities and how to better prepare for online fundraising, by speaking to members of our community with direct experience of this over the last 12 months. MB100 winner, Lubomila Jordanova, who began this year successfully raising $3M from SoftBank, Demeter, and coparion to expand PlanA's carbon accounting and ESG platform, answers our questions.
The Fundraising Landscape for Impact-Entrepreneurs – with Diane Janknegt, Founder, Wizenoze
With the pandemic changing the nature of fundraising for many impact entrepreneurs, we will be exploring market sentiment, new funding opportunities and how to better prepare for online fundraising, by speaking to members of our community with direct experience of this over the last 12 months. Diane Janknegt is the Founder of Wizenoze, an EdTech platform which has grown rapidly as the pandemic caused 1.5 billion students to learn from home around the world. Here, she sets out the five golden rules to remember when searching for a long-term investor.
The Fundraising Landscape for Impact-Entrepreneurs – with Hans van Houwelingen, Founder & Managing Partner, Urban Impact Ventures
With the pandemic changing the nature of fundraising for many impact entrepreneurs, we will be exploring market sentiment, new funding opportunities and how to better prepare for online fundraising, by speaking to members of our community with direct experience of this over the last 12 months. Hans van Houwelingen, Founder and Managing Partner of Urban Impact Ventures, gives his outlook on the current fundraising landscape for impact entrepreneurs, and shares advice on how to use alternate funding routes and limited resources to raise capital.
The Impact Measurement Gap – with Darshita Gillies, Founder & CEO, Maanch
With businesses putting an increasing focus on purpose and social impact, we will be looking at the current challenges in measurement and reporting of impact data, and getting expert views on how different types of organisations can improve their data collection to strengthen their business and help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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Ashish Gadnis is the Co-Founder and CEO of BanQu, which was recently named to the TIME Magazine 2019 Innovations List. …

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Arash Tayebi is an entrepreneur and the CEO of Kara Technologies, a tech start-up based in Auckland, New Zealand. Arash has a…

Steve Butterworth
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Steve is committed to helping redefine the role of business in building long term sustainable, happy and healthy communities. Neighbourly…

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Luis von Ahn is an entrepreneur and former computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University who is considered one of…

Suzanne DiBianca
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Bob is Senior Vice President, Cognitive Applications, Blockchain, and Ecosystems at IBM, where he is responsible for infusing emerging and…

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Zak Kaufman is Co-Founder and CEO of Vera Solutions, an award-winning social enterprise and Certified B Corporation using cloud and…

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Valerio Magliulo

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Susan Hunt Stevens

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