More Than Profit is a podcast from Access Ventures that asks investors, entrepreneurs, leaders and more about life, work, and living with purpose.
Each week, Access Ventures’ founder Bryce Butler interviews a person who is living for more than profit. Bryce and his guests will share personal stories about what it’s like to succeed, what’s it’s like to be a leader, and how to live and work with a purpose that is more than just the bottomline.
Hidden Ventures and Scaling the Creator Economy With Ben Terry
On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Ben Terry, Chief Creative Officer at Access Ventures. Ben joined Access Ventures in 2014 to help create and lead the brand and marketing of the new organization and sought out opportunities to support creatives and artists in the area. He and Bryce discuss several of the creative projects Access Ventures has been a part of over the years. They try to define the creative economy and the creator economy and talk about the differences between the two. They discuss finding the right tools to help creatives succeed and make returns. To address this issue, Ben created Hidden Ventures, an investment firm to help creatives who are starting out. Learn more on this episode of More Than Profit, Hidden Ventures and Scaling the Creator Economy With Ben Terry. Learn more about our work at Access Ventures.
Crypto Loans Without Collateral With Blake West
On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Blake West, cofounder of Goldfinch, a credit platform for cryptocurrency loans. As a software engineer, Blake saw great potential in cryptocurrency as all aspects of life became increasingly more digital and as people were seeking to do something with their cryptocurrency instead of letting it sit in an account. Additionally, he found that there is a demand from people around the world to access crypto loans, especially in places where the local currency is volatile. Thus, Blake’s company Goldfinch helps others access crypto loans without having the collateral upfront. He and Bryce discuss the importance of making sure digital currency is safe and the process of protecting it from hackers. Blake shares his thoughts on the future of digital currency and how it could end up as the safest place to have money. Learn more on this episode of More Than Profit, Crypto Loans Without Collateral With Blake West. Learn more about our work at Access Ventures.
Investing For Resilient Communities With Janet McKinley
On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Janet McKinley, founder of Advance Global Capital. Janet grew up embracing the opportunities before her, always seeking to learn as much as possible. After working in investing for a while, she decided to focus her investment strategy on women and began lending to women in Vietnam. She developed ways to provide funding for women who wanted to start businesses but did not have the collateral to take a bank loan due to cultural barriers. Janet and Bryce discuss the importance of curiosity and knowing how to problem solve with the right tools. Learn more on this episode of More Than Profit, Investing For Resilient Communities With Janet McKinley. Learn more about our work at Access Ventures.
Attacking A Market Failure With Candice Matthews Brackeen
On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Candice Matthews Brackeen, founder of Lightship Capital. As a business consultant, she has spent her professional career building community and seizing opportunities to promote growth. She discovered that black founders were underfunded, with only 0.67% venture-backed, so she began Lightship Capital to fund startups led by BIPOC, women, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities. She and Bryce discuss creating an inclusive community within the marketplace and the value of having a holistic approach to consulting and investing. Candice describes the importance of getting to know the background and culture of each founder. Learn more on this episode of More Than Profit, Attacking a Market Failure with Candice Matthews Brackeen. Learn more about our work at Access Ventures.
The Evolution of ESG Investing With Glen Yelton
On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Glen Yelton, Head of ESG Client Strategies at Invesco. With his passion for impact investing and fixed income strategies, Glen has spent years working to create ways to measure impact in a world where that data is typically either lacking or difficult to consolidate. Glen believes that most investors genuinely want to feel good about their investments and put their money in places that have good impacts, but knows that with the difficulties to measure impact which has plagued impact investing in years past, people have pause about betting their retirements on impactful investments. In this conversation, Bryce and Glen discuss SRI, ESG, effective data collection and analyses and ultimately, how to foster an ecosystem that pushes impact investing closer and closer to the mainstream. Learn more on this episode of More Than Profit, The Evolution of ESG Investing with Glen Yelton. Learn more about our work at Access Ventures.
Humble Stewardship With Carl Chang
On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Carl Chang, founder of Kairos Investment Management. Even as a young man, Carl learned the importance of stewardship and impact investing. His firm seeks to make value-aligned investments to help the community and created a strategy to invest in affordable housing. Carl shares that this past year has provided a unique opportunity to give people resources in a time of crisis. From monetary aid to educational support for children, Kairos illustrates how investments can assist those in need. Carl and Bryce discuss the importance of providing people with the opportunity to work hard and support themselves. Through conscious construction, investments can change lives and give others the ability to succeed. Learn more on this episode of More Than Profit, Humble Stewardship With Carl Chang. Learn more about our work at Access Ventures.
Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌
Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Bryce does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving enterprise that makes an impact - and living a life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
This is honestly my favorite podcast this year. Bryce and the team take on truly original content for a new podcast that helps you open your eyes to what’s possible when you want to do more good in our economy. Joined by highly talented and accomplish guests, this podcast should be in everyone’s favorites list.
Love the concept and haven't seen another podcast taking this approach. Bryce is a great host and the content and guests are super interesting. Highly reccomend this to anyone interested in startups, VCs, impact investing and the like.