Despite the increased demand for private alternatives, investing in top venture capital funds still remains often exclusive to large institutions and a small group of hyper-connected wealthy individuals. Because of this, most investors continue to be locked out of the best opportunities. A new segment of managers is however, becoming increasingly appealing to family offices and fund of funds – that of the emerging manager.
Join this session with Emerging Manager, R3i Capital GP Leesa Soulodre and learn:
– How Emerging Managers are outperforming benchmarks
– How ESG in Venture is delivering returns
– How Microfunds are delivering outperformance
TBLI Circle Members receive 40% discount. 15 euros instead of 25 euros for normal price
Speaker: Leesa Soulodre
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 EDT
In the U.S., founders who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) continue to face significant barriers during their entrepreneurial journey which are not faced by their non-BIPOC counterparts. Similar barriers and challenges exist for entrepreneurs of color in contexts outside the U.S. These barriers are wide-ranging and include (to name just a few) barriers to accessing financing, technical assistance, or mentorship.During this session, we’ll open a discussion on how we as individuals and as a community can do better (even if we think we might be doing everything we can already!). Galiana & Greg will facilitate a discussion where attendees will be encouraged to reflect on how their approaches, programming, and mindsets could be adjusted in order to better support BIPOC founders. Come ready to share, discuss, and engage (and may be even be a bit vulnerable!) as we explore this topic together as a caring, supportive community.
About Our Speakers
Galiana Fajardo – Principal, REDF
Galiana Fajardo provides program design and employer supports assistance to REDF’s portfolio organizations. This is with the objective of helping employment social enterprises (ESEs) grow and hire more individuals with barriers to employment. A major focus of her work is on supporting BIPOC and justice-impacted founders and entrepreneurs. Galiana is a leader in developing a system-wide understanding of the ESE field and is dedicated to continuously evolving & innovating program designs that support employee retention and placement at REDF portfolio organizations.
Greg Payne – President & Principal Consultant, Emerging Market Enterprises
Greg Payne is a Washington, DC-based consultant whose mission is to increase access to the resources, support, and funding needed by social entrepreneurs and by underserved entrepreneurs & business owners. Greg works directly with entrepreneurs as well as with ecosystem partners in the U.S. and Latin America on challenges ranging from market access, customer discovery, fundraising, operations, and scale. He focuses on providing tailored support and guidance that enables and empowers entrepreneurs to overcome barriers in pursuit of their vision.
Time: 1:00 PM—2:30 PM PDT | 4:00 PM—6:30 EST
Join us for SID-Washington’s first hybrid Conference, in Washington, DC and Online!We want to make sure everyone attending our Conference in-person feels safe doing so. We are consulting with a number of experts to advise us on COVID-19 safety protocols and will open registration once we have those in place.
Connect with more than a thousand international development professionals from all around the world.
Debate urgent topics with leading practitioners in international development.
Expand your network by engaging in our in-person and virtual exhibit hall and networking lounge.