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Nina Robinson on The Problem with Doing Well by Doing Good

SOCAP May 31, 2020

Racial Equity Video Series | Nina Robinson on The Problem with Doing Well by Doing Good

Nina Robinson, Director at The Runway Project, imagines bold solutions that fundamentally change the dynamic between investors and under-resourced people.


Nina Robinson is the Oakland Project Director at The Runway Project. Nina is an impact capital convener with over 10 years of experience working with mission-driven entrepreneurs and innovative investment models including The Runway Project Oakland, Buen Vivir Fund, Homestake Ventures, and as an RSF Integrated Capital Fellow in 2017-2018. Nina has advised numerous small businesses on strategic growth, capital raising, impact, and organizational development which has resulted in the creation of 400+ local good jobs, and the facilitation of over $10M in capital investments. At ICA Fund Good Jobs, Nina managed a $2.2M investment portfolio and provided consulting, capital raising support, and board participation to portfolio companies. Nina is experienced with raising Integrated Capital stacks including philanthropic, and non-extractive equity investment, via private placement, crowdfunding, and Title III crowd-investing platforms. Nina received her MBA from the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business at Mills College, and holds a Bachelors’s degree in High Technology Management from California State University. Nina holds a Certificate for Board Directorship from the Anderson Graduate School of Business at UCLA. Nina sits on Credit Committee of The Runway Project, and Advisory Board for JustBe a Black women entrepreneur collective. When she isn’t working towards economic justice, you can find her DJing around the globe as Nina Sol.

Equity and Inclusion / Sustainable Development
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