- IMPACT INVESTING – GENDER EQUALITY & WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT RESOURCES LIST Prepared by Dr. Gillian Marcelle, Resilience Capital Ventures LLC April 10 2019
- A Guide to Green Investing
- Racial-Equity Impact Investing (Cambridge Associates)
- Gender Lens Investing: Bending the Arc of Finance for Women and Girls by Veris Wealth Partners
- Women in Venture Capital (Preqin)
- Pitchbook Impact Report
- Are Early Stage Investors Biased Against Women? by Michael Ewens, Richard R. Townsend
- Investing in Private Companies Achieves the Goals of Philanthropy and Impact with a Financial Return
- Interesting blog post by Peter Adams of RVC on Convertible Notes vs. equity
- Fascinating report on women in impact investing!
- Great interview with Suzanne Biegel!
- Conversion Discounts vs. Warrant Coverage in Convertible Note Financings
- Three Fallacies about Convertible Notes
- Pax Ellevate’s website has a lot of information about the fund as well as a variety of resources about impact investing in general: https://paxworld.com/funds/pax-ellevate-global-womens-leadership-fund/
- “The Investment Case for Gender Equality” by Julie Gorte: https://paxworld.com/the-investment-case-for-gender-equality-new/
- “Investing in Women is Smart Investing” by Pax World: https://paxworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/investing-in-women-is-smart.pdf
- “How Women Are Influencing Impact Investing” from Investopedia: https://www.investopedia.com/advisor-network/articles/women-can-change-future-impact-investing/
- “How to Put Your Money Where Your Feminism Is” from Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/geristengel/2017/12/06/how-to-put-your-money-where-your-feminism-is
- “Gender-Lens Investing Is Here to Stay” from Barron’s: https://www.barrons.com/articles/make-way-for-gender-lens-investing-1521126562
- Investing for Impact by IFC: Operating Principles for Impact Management
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Great Blogs by ACA Director Marianne Hudson:
Why SAFE notes are not safe for entrepreneurs in TechCrunch by Pascal Levensohn, Andrew Krowne
The shortcomings of SAFE notes are coming home to roost; ironically, entrepreneurs are paying the price. Y Combinator invented the notes with a noble goal: “we intend the SAFE to remain fair to both investors and founders.” But many SAFE notes that entrepreneurs are quick to issue now have a nasty bite: much more dilution than the issuers thought when they signed those documents.
Y Combinator Response: Safes are not bad for entrepreneurs
Pascal Levensohn and Andrew Krowne recently published an article: “Why Safe Notes are not safe for entrepreneurs.” The authors were critical of the safe, describing it (as the click-bait title suggests), as bad for entrepreneurs. But the authors make an important point – which was clarified by Levensohn in a follow-up post — with which we don’t disagree: both investors and entrepreneurs need to understand the way that convertible securities convert, and they need to understand dilution.