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Wednesday, October 10 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Impact Startups: Funding Double and Triple Bottom Line Companies FILLING

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True disruption's future is with impact startups taking on big markets. This panel's examples: Helping the homeless via hardware as a service; creating better animal feed from insect proteins; offering up an eco-friendly alternative to cremation and burial. And when it comes to their funding, impact startups take on a journey that's both the same and different to traditional startups. Come hear from a variety of impact startups and resource providers on both their entrepreneurial journeys, approach to fundraising, and the increasing focus on impact beginning to take hold in the startup community.

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avatar for Bill Bryant

Bill Bryant

Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Bill Bryant knew in junior high he wanted to work on his own projects. He imported sunglasses with tiny AM radio earpieces, raised exotic tropical fish, and created a line of "fishing lure" earrings. Fortunately, he encountered software, leading to founding roles with Visio (Microsoft... Read More →
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Virignia Emery

Founder and CEO, Beta Hatch
Virginia Emery is founder and CEO of Beta Hatch, a pioneering insect farming company that is industrializing insects for agriculture. Beta Hatch is fueled by a passion to see insects reach their true potential in our food systems. The company has grown to be internationally recognized... Read More →
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David Griest

Managing Director, SJF Ventures
David Griest is a Managing Director at SJF Ventures and based in Seattle.  He joined SJF in 2004 and has served as a Director or Observer for portfolio companies Aseptia (sustainable food processing technology), BioSurplus (used laboratory equipment), HYLA (mobile device trade-in... Read More →
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Jonathan Kumar

CEO, Samaritan
Jonathan Kumar is a user experience designer by trade, founding several projects to solve social issues. After founding his first social enterprise, FoodCircles, Jonathan created Samaritan, enabling Seattle citygoers to invest directly and compassionately into individuals around them... Read More →
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Luni Libes

Managing Director, Fledge
After 20 years of co-founding and leading to success venture scale software companies, in 2012 Luni Libes launched Fledge – a startup accelerator for conscious companies. Today Fledge has held over a dozen cohorts across the globe. Through his series of books, podcasts and online classes entitled "The Next Step," Luni regularly teaches on startups and business. He's helped thousands of entreprene... Read More →
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Joe Morrison

Director, 49th State Angel Fund
Joe Morrison has worked on nearly all sides of the startup equation: As the co-founder of a tech startup, a startup accelerator, and as the sole staff person to build and manage the $12.7mm 49th State Angel Fund, one of the only municipally-managed venture capital functions in the nation. Particularly knowledgeable about early-stage capital and company formation, Joe's now focused on the intersection of impact companies and innovation finance. He holds an International MBA from Madrid... Read More →
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Katrina Spade

CEO, Recompose
Katrina has been an entrepreneur and designer since 2002.  With over 15 years of experience in project management, finance, and architecture, Katrina invented a patent-pending system to transform the dead into soil. In 2017, she founded Recompose, a Public Benefit Corporation. Katrina... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Galvanize- Harbor Room

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