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.
Impact Through Growth Equity with Wright Steenrod & Moses Icyishaka
On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Wright Steenrod, a partner at Chrysalis Ventures, a venture capital firm that transforms industries with information technology. With an interest in finance and helping businesses grow, Wright has enjoyed the opportunity to be a growth investor partnering with CEOs and entrepreneurs. He acknowledges the tie between growth and impact and that most businesses are integrating impact into their mission. Together with Moses Icyishaka of Access Ventures, Wright is developing a new fund called Iriba. It is a growth equity firm dedicated to helping companies combine their return strategy with social impact. Moses, Wright, and Bryce discuss how aligned business models sharpen a company’s culture and mission, while also creating more long-term value. They also talk about the metrics and system of measuring the impact of the companies they invest in. Learn more on this episode of More Than Profit, Impact Through Growth Equity with Wright Steenrod & Moses Icyishaka. Learn more about our work at Access Ventures.
Building Inclusive Economies Through Refugee Lens Investing With John Kluge
On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with John Kluge, Founder and Managing Director of the Refugee Investment Network, an impact investing and blended finance collaborative dedicated to creating durable solutions to global forced migration. John has spent years working alongside social entrepreneurs and impact investors looking for opportunities to make a difference in communities around the world through investing. He talks about being proactive about seeing people on the move as partners instead of a crisis or a problem. John and Bryce discuss using capital to create ways for displaced people to contribute to society even while they are on the move. The Refugee Investment Network seeks to finance companies helping refugees as well as seeking to help the displaced people themselves flourish. Learn more on this episode of More Than Profit, Building Inclusive Economies Through Refugee Lens With John Kluge. Learn more about our work at Access Ventures.
Download the Building Inclusive Economies: Applications of Refugee Lens Investing report here. (https://refugeeinvestments.org/resources/building-inclusive-economies/)
Investing In Renewable Energy With Charles Wheeler
On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Charles Wheeler, Co-CEO of Greenbacker Capital, an investment management firm that focuses on sustainable infrastructure investing. They connect investors looking to back green energy solutions with sustainable infrastructure projects that need funding. As a lifelong conservationist, Charles has devoted his life to protecting the environment and searching for ways to make renewable energy investable. After growing up and attending school in Australia, Charles went to work in accounting and then spent some time in Europe with his brother before returning to the world of finance. Bryce and him discuss the impact that he is hoping to make in the world through Greenbacker and the past, present and future of renewable energy. Learn more on this episode of More Than Profit, Investing In Renewable Energy With Charles Wheeler. Learn more about our work at Access Ventures.
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.
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.