This week, we speak with investor Sarah Cone, founder of Social Impact Capital, a New York based VC firm focusing on “teams doing good with technology.”
Cone explains why social impact has become a competitive advantage for firm like hers. She seeks ROI first within the space of entrepreneurs who are trying to have a positive impact beyond their balance sheets. Her philosophy is that successful companies can do more to move the needle of change for our daily lives than almost any other field, including government and politics.
We discuss her early days working in firms like Google and Amazon, and training in venture at eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s VC firm.
Her favorite books can be seen here; A transcript of our conversation will be available here.
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Next week, we speak with Bruce Van Saun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Financial Group. CFG is the bank that (among other things) funds most of the iPhone purchases or leases.
Sarah Cone Favorite Books
Mating by Norman Rush
Quantum Computing for Babies by Chris Ferrie and whurley
Rocket Science for Babies by Chris Ferrie
Quantum Physics for Babies by Chris Ferrie
Bayesian Probability for Babies by Chris Ferrie
Books Mentioned by Barry
Everybody Poops! by Justine Avery