Happy Holidays!

Daniel Epstein December 24, 2009

We’ll be taking the next two weeks off from the blog for the holidays, but if you’re just dying to see some interviews with high-impact entrepreneurs and investors, make sure you’re caught up on all the ones we’ve interviewed so far! From all of us at the Unreasonable Institute, may you have holidays that are filled with love, happiness, and memories that will last a lifetime!
Ross Baird – the Investment Analyst of First Light Ventures tells us about the brand new Village Capital investment model they’ve launched, enabling a close-knit group of entrepreneurs to allocate an amount of committed capital amongst each other.
Tyler Valiquette – the Co-Founder of Catapult Design tells us a little about creating affordable products for low-income customers.
Wes Selke – the Investment Manager of Good Capital, which invests in social ventures focused on poverty alleviation, education, and health.
Paul Polak – a social entrepreneur who has lifted over 17 million people out of poverty through affordable irrigation,
Pål Dale – an impact investor launching Voxtra, financing market-based approaches to solving poverty,
Dennis Whittle – a social entrepreneur who started Global Giving, which funds over 1600 impact-driven projects in over 100 countries,
Diana Ayton-Shenker – a social entrepreneur and impact investor launching the Fast Forward Fund, a fund for peer-to-peer social investment,
Tim Bauer – a social entrepreneur who manages the operations of Envirofit, an organization combatting the deadly threat of indoor air pollution and fighting poverty by engineering and selling affordable clean cookstoves,
Robert Fenwick-Smith – an impact investor funding green companies in Boulder, Colorado through Aravaipa Ventures,
Pamela Hawley – a social entrepreneur leading Universal Giving, an online platform aiming to make giving and volunteering a natural part of everyday life,
Elnor Rozenrot – an impact investor with Innosight Ventures, financing disruptive innovations that serve overshot customers.
We’ll be back on January 7, 2010 with a post from Elizabeth Scharpf of Sustainable Health Enterprises. Best wishes for the holidays!
written by: Teju Ravilochan (Unreasonable Institute)

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