This panel features four speakers and a moderator from firms that make equity investments into early-stage companies and organizations with the intent to generate a positive social or environmental impact alongside a financial return. Some of these firms focus on impacting a specific patient population, whereas others have broader goals in creating an impact for their local region, or the world. Topics may include:
- What is impact investing?
- How is the investment mandate affected by the impact goal? • How do investors measure and increase the impact of their capital?
- How should startups approach impact investors for fundraising, and what criteria do they use to evaluate opportunities?
- What separates an impact investor from a traditional VC?
Panelists will discuss how impact investors provide capital to address challenges in life sciences and healthcare sectors worldwide. While impact investing market is a relatively new trend, panelists will also discuss how companies can successfully fundraise from impact investors and the best way to develop a relationship with relevant investors.