Mission Aligned Growth Summit
Join a select group of founders, CEOs, investors and thought leaders for a day and a half of conversation, networking and collaboration on topics that explore the promise and complexity for mission-aligned businesses (for profit businesses with a purpose beyond profit) navigating emerging growth capital markets.
If you are interested in learning the latest trends in sectors with strong mission aligned activity, the latest developments in conscious cultures, meet investors for your next stage of growth or companies for your next investment, or want to compare notes with peers about some of the unique challenges in finding alignment at early and emerging growth stages of development, this summit is designed for you.
Date: April 13th and 14th, 2020
Venue: Battello and the Westin in Jersey City, New Jersey
Hosts: Gary Moon and Amanda Kathryn Roman
The day will consist of panels, fireside conversations, and plenty of networking time. Select early, expansion and growth stage companies will be invited to participate in 1:1 meetings with investors. A VIP dinner will follow, extending the conversation.
Attendees will include a balance of early stage and later stage companies, venture and private equity investors, plus select family offices and foundations actively investing on this strategy.
Past year speakers have included mission-aligned CEOs including Chad Dickerson, former CEO from Etsy, leading investors including Sunny Vanderbeck (Satori Capital), Scott Wu (Omidyar) and Ira Ehrenpreis (DBL Partners) and industry leaders including Meghan French Dunbar from Conscious Company Media.
Our previous summit included thoughtful panels highlighting different perspectives on balancing mission and returns, and the art (and science) of focusing on both simultaneously. Speakers dove into challenging issues such as conscious M&A and strategies for measuring how well mission-aligned businesses manage to stick to their missions. We also discussed investment challenges including managing a cap table with investors that have different priorities, and family offices and foundations as a source of capital.
There will be ample networking opportunities through the day to connect and engage with others who share your passion for building businesses that prioritize cultures of passion, personal growth and professional fulfillment, but also realize that financial success is the engine that enables this worldview to have greater impact.
Learn from our posts and conversations around thinking critically about the ins and outs of prioritizing both profits and purpose.
Sometimes businesses are about more than business. Sometimes they strive for more than revenue and ROI. Learn More about the Mission-Aligned Growth Conference.
In the pilot episode, Gary Moon interviews Sunny Vanderbeck, managing partner at Satori Capital, about Sunny’s perspective on mission-aligned business and how his investment firm is embracing profit and purpose simultaneously.
Investment banker Gary Moon plays at the intersection of capitalism, consciousness, and social impact. As Managing Partner of a technology boutique firm, Nfluence Partners, Gary focuses on working with mission-aligned businesses, those who believe that for-profit business can be a force for good.