#29: Doing Well by Doing Good with Joel Solomon

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Joel Solomon is a founding partner at Renewal Funds, a $98 million mission-driven venture capital firm. He’s invested in more than 100 early growth-stage companies, and his work is proof that business and the environment can do more than just coexist: they can help each other thrive.

Joel Solomon is the co-author of the Clean Money Revolution and a founding partner at Renewal Funds, a venture capital firm that invests in early growth stage companies in North America. He’s invested in over 100 early growth-stage companies in North America, delivering above market returns while catalyzing positive social and environmental change. He is a founding member of Social Venture Network, Businesses for Social Responsibility, Chair of Hollyhock, Co-Producer of RSF’s “Integrated Capital Instituteâ€, and serves on the University of British Columbia Board of Governors.



Clean Money Revolution

Renewal Funds

Joel Solomon


Feast Portland is a food and drink festival in Portland, Oregon that celebrates the incredible food, wine, beer, and chefs of the Pacific Northwest while also raising money to help end hunger in Oregon and beyond. To date, Feast has raised more than $450,000 for hunger relief organizations, including Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon, Urban Gleaners, and No Kid Hungry.

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