I’ve invested in perhaps 150 companies since the mid 1980’s, often in very micro amounts, as I love entrepreneurism combined with working for a better world. An important part of my life journey was coming to terms with the meaning of money, mission, and purpose, and how those can work well, or not so well. That part of my journey led me to “wealth organizing” networks, do gooder business networks, innovations in philanthropy exposure and practice, politics, social change efforts, and most importantly, inner skills of human being.
I’m a well-practiced generalist, with near infinite curiosity, relentless commitment to advancement of ideas, enterprise, and people. My friend gave me her kidney ten years ago. I have a fabulous wife, and a big sprawling extended family, despite never procreating. Dana came with 4 kids!
My great personal project of my 60’s is a May 1 released book: “The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose & Capitalism”. It’s been Amazon number 1 in a few obscure categories, like Green Money, for some weeks. As an elder, it’s a passion now to share and pass on whatever I can.
- Sense of major economic opportunities emerging in the marketplace, due to generational transfer of wealth and values.
- Reflection value around personal responsibility for where our money comes from and who and what is damaged, ultimately, by us.
- Insights on paths less travelled and the importance of following our true callings.
Joel Solomon’s Bio:
Joel Solomon is Chair of Renewal Funds, Canada’s largest mission venture capital firm. With $98m assets under management, Renewal Funds invests in Organics and EnviroTech. Joel is a Senior Advisor with RSF Social Finance, Founding Member of Social Venture Network, Business for Social Responsibility, the Tides Canada Foundation, and Board Chair of Hollyhock.
Joel is the Co-Author of The Clean Money Revolution, a call to action to move trillions of dollars from damaging to regenerative use.
Website: renewalfunds.com, RenewalPartners.com, Hollyhock.ca, and JoelSolomon.org
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Twitter Handler: @joelsolomon