In episode 37 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with Lindsay Siegel, Head of Impact at Company Ventures, on creating, investing, and building a community of entrepreneurs seeking to build with purpose.
Lindsay leads Company Impact, with a mission to shift the culture of tech for a more equitable and sustainable future. She supports founders in the community and beyond through training and coaching to help leaders build with intention, operationalizing their values and commitment to equity and inclusion, creating governance structures for data ethics, and establishing their accountability to all stakeholders. In addition, they offer workforce development efforts that ensure greater diversity in the tech sector.
About Company Ventures
Company Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm in NYC that provides a foundation for entrepreneurs building with purpose. In addition to investing in pre-seed/seed companies, Company Ventures operates the Grand Central Tech Residency, an annual program purposefully built to support NYC’s premier founding teams. The program provides rent-free space in the 1M sq. ft. midtown NYC tech campus to 25 startups per year with no equity requirement. Since the program’s inception in 2014, 127 program companies have raised $1.9B from top VCs
Company Ventures operates by a give-first credo. For the better part of a decade, they have selected great founders building great companies the right way, providing each the ideal environment to build with no strings attached. These founders leverage the community to achieve a depth of perspective and a breadth of network access that no single seed-stage venture platform could provide on its own.
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