Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Slow Money : economics as if people matter

Welcome to an other aspect of the "nurture capital industry" as Woody Tasch calls it. This reminds me of Acumen Fund's mission of eradicating world poverty, but this time we're talking about the food movement. Love it!

Woody calls his organization, Slow Money, the first grassroots nonprofit venture fund. Here's an overview:

For more about the Slow Money movement, check out the website. Also check out Students for Slow Money on Facebook, and then join the student movement for $1/month here.

In addition to authoring a book about slow money, Woody is the chairman of the Investors' Circle. Investors' Circle is a network of 150+ angel investors, professional venture capitalists, foundations and family offices who are using private capital to promote the transition to a sustainable economy. Since 1992, Investors' Circle has facilitated the flow of $134+ million into 200+ companies and small funds addressing social environmental issues.

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