The New York Times writes today about how to get started as a social entrepreneur, and some common myths associated with doing good while trying to make money. Says Wes Selke (Haas ’06):
“I get the sense that the recession actually has resulted in more people taking interest in investing in companies that are doing the right thing right from the start,” said Wes Selke, investment manager at Good Capital, a social-impact venture capital firm in San Francisco. As one indicator, at least three social-impact funds have raised more than $100 million in the last couple of years: Ignia Fund, Leapfrog Investments and MicroVest.
For the full article about “marrying mission and money in one business,” whether it be bread, retail or financial services, click here.