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To Everything There Is A Season: Impact Investment in Hyperlocal Crypto Projects when it's BUIDL Time rather than HODL Time

Darren Smith July 13, 2022
Regardless of whether this “Crypto Winter” lasts into October, economic conditions and asset values have indelibly reshaped impact investing in the crypto space. How do investors in impact projects in the crypto space derive returns now, both in capital gains and in accomplishment of impact goals? How do impact entrepreneurs building crypto-based projects still get the resources they need? And finally, how are some impact enterprises trying to fundamentally reimagine systems of capital and commerce at a local scale? Panelists would include one or more representatives from Flori Ventures, a fund investing in projects built on the Celo blockchain network, a representative from the Celo Foundation, and at least one founder building an impact project on Celo and funded by Flori.



Meta Themes

  • Reimagine Systems


Blockchain, Alternative Currencies, Rethinking Money

Purpose and Desired Outcome

There needs to be a positive presence at this year's SOCAP from and for the somewhat beleaguered crypto impact world, and not just from A16Z and the like. Funders and founders alike still have so much to learn and share about how impact companies with crypto-related projects can access capital, measure and achieve impact goals, and provide a return to investors. The events of this year should be causing a necessary reset of expectations around what this sub-ecosystem of impact capital looks like and how it functions.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Government

  • Academia

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Corporate & SME

  • Entrepreneurs


  • NameBarb Izzo
  • TitleCo-Founder
  • OrganizationFlori Ventures
  • StatusInvited
  • NameFennie Wang
  • TitleFounder/CEO
  • OrganizationHumanity Cash
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameDarren Smith
  • TitleFounder/CEO
  • OrganizationTraipse PBC
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameBeverly Lwenya
  • TitleCommunications Partner
  • OrganizationCelo Foundation
  • StatusInvited
  • NameMichelle Greenwood
  • TitleFounder
  • OrganizationGood Capital Projects
  • StatusInvited
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