Patient Capital Collaborative
Field Guide to Investing in a Regenerative Economy: The Patient Capital Collaborative
The studies of our third field guide theme, “healing finance,” will report on the emerging financing and investment vehicles that are serving the transition to a more just and resilient economy. Below you will find the story of The Patient Capital Collaborative, an innovative fund bringing to bear the collective expertise of angel investors to help nurture early-state companies attempting to make meaningful social and environmental impact in the world.
An Innovative Funder of Sustainable Companies Seeks to Establish its Own Sustainable Business Model
Some people talk about impact investment. Some people dabble with their own surplus funds. Some commit. Sky Lance and Tom Balderston have selflessly committed not just funds, but their full-time professional efforts to lead this important, catalytic initiative that leverages the deal flow and community of Investors' Circle in the impact investment space. I recall encouraging Sky to make the commitment at a conference in Sundance (after dropping and breaking a wine glass almost on Robert Redford's foot—no joke). I told him how important would be the contribution he could make by investing his experience and leadership in this idea. My hope is that all the institutions now growing excited about the potential of impact investment will consider supporting, and investing in, as I do, the Patient Capital Collaborative. Few initiatives have the potential to move the field forward professionally and collectively as does the PCC under Sky and Tom's leadership.—John Fullerton, founding PCC Limited Partner
Field Guide to Investing in a Regenerative Economy