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Healing wounds and solving problems. A new approach to early-stage investing.

David Ferran July 3, 2022

WHY? Our planet and our people are in grave danger. Wall Street and the Fortune 500 aren’t coming to the rescue. We need our small and medium size companies to lead the required changes, but for that to happen, they need access to capital at scale. Capital that is long-term in nature and committed to the creation of value for all stakeholders.

HOW? In this session we lead an interactive discussion of an entirely new approach to early stage investing that breaks free of long held norms and leverages the incredible power of investment capital to encourage and reward positive corporate behavior. With ideas sourced from leaders around the world we will challenge attendees to consider, push back and collaborate.


Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)

Meta Themes

  • Accountability

  • Justice

  • Power and Capital

  • Reimagine Systems

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion


entrepreneurship, corporate board rooms,

Purpose and Desired Outcome

We hope to spur new thoughts and discussion about ways that the power of investment capital can be mindfully harnessed and used to fuel the growth of great new enterprises that are committed to the creation of value for all stakeholders. Our dream is that this will catalyze a coming together of investors, mentors and entrepreneurs in an entirety new way, with each bringing more to the table than other models have allowed.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Corporate & SME

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Accelerators & Incubators


  • NameJamil McNeal
  • TitleDirector of Investments Credit and Private Markets
  • OrganizationTrue North Advisors
  • StatusInvited
  • NameMark Crawford
  • TitleManaging Director
  • OrganizationStanley Ventures
  • StatusInvited
  • NameDavid
  • TitleFerran
  • OrganizationTorrey Project
  • StatusConfirmed
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