Ten Lessons From Ten Years of Early-Stage Impact Investing
Sky Lance, SustainVC
In 2007, just before the term impact investing was coined, my partners and I at SustainVC decided to act on a provocative, nascent investment thesis: Invest in early-stage companies solving big problems, overlooked by traditional Silicon Valley investors…and create not only positive impact but also positive returns. One decade and 32 early-stage impact investments later, we have learned a lot. This keynote session will focus on our ten lessons learned from ten years of impact investing and our efforts to validate our original belief in the power of for-profit investing to solve social and environmental issues facing the world.
Sky Lance of SustainVC