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More Than Profit

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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… read more

56 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

Hot Takes Entering 2023 with the Access Ventures Team

January 26th, 2023

56:36

On this episode of More Than Profit, the rest of the Access Ventures team join Bryce Butler. They discuss the market changes in 2022 and how that impacted the company, their thoughts on the crypto landscape, …

Exploring The Venture Studio Model With Miles Lasater

December 8th, 2022

33:10

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce is talking with Miles Lasater, Founder and CEO of Purpose Built. Purpose Built is a venture studio that partners with future founders, generates ideas together, builds teams, …

Pursuing Social Impact in Agtech With Lalit Gautam

November 10th, 2022

30:24

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce is talking with Lalit Gautam, Co-founder and CEO of SenseGrass. SenseGrass is a soil intelligence platform that helps farmers and companies manage their soil and increase crop …

Addressing the Impact of Incarceration with Briane Cornish

October 20th, 2022

48:07

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce is talking with Briane Cornish, Founder and Executive Director of Brooklyn-based company, finEQUITY. finEQUITY advances the financial futures of those impacted by long-term …

Crushing Medical Debt With Jared Walker

September 8th, 2022

43:58

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce sits down with Jared Walker, Founder and CEO of a Portland-based startup called Dollar For. Dollar For …

How DeFi Can Be Used For Social Good With Mike Sall and Blake West

July 14th, 2022

54:48

On this month's special episode of More Than Profit, TJ Abood, Chief Investment Officer, of Access Ventures steps in as guest host and talks with the …

Exploring The Future of Web3 With Shawn Cheng

June 9th, 2022

58:50

On this special episode of More Than Profit, Ben Terry, Chief Creative Officer, and TJ Abood, Chief Investment Officer, of Access Ventures step in as guest hosts and talk with Shawn Cheng, Partner at ConsenSys Mesh, an …

Innovative Capital With Alexandre Lazarow

May 19th, 2022

35:08

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Alexandre Lazarow, Partner, Head of North America for Cathay Innovation, a global venture capital fund with over $4 billion in assets under management, and a global …

Rebuilding Hope for the Unhoused With Jonathan Kumar

April 14th, 2022

46:00

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Jonathan Kumar. Kumar is the CEO of Samaritan, a support platform that empowers people without a home to move forward. Samaritan was founded in 2016 and exists to …

Protecting Dignity Through Equitable Lending With Travis Holoway

March 10th, 2022

32:36

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Travis Holoway. Holoway is the  CEO of SoLo Funds, a leading financial technology company for …

Increasing Oral Health Equity With Dr. Kwane Watson

February 10th, 2022

37:46

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Dr. Kwane Watson. Watson is the founder and CEO of Kare Mobile, an impact-driven startup creating oral health equity within the dental care industry by building, …

The Need for Good Jobs with Betsy Biemann

January 13th, 2022

40:02

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Betsy Biemann, CEO of Coastal Enterprises Inc., a nationally-known community development financial institution founded in 1977 that works to grow good jobs, green …

The Dilemma of Social Entrepreneurship with Joe DeLoss

December 16th, 2021

50:28

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Joe Deloss, the founder of Hot Chicken Takeover, a community-minded, fast-casual restaurant that serves their beloved version of Nashville-style hot chicken to their …

The Magic of Employee Ownership With Levi Smith

November 11th, 2021

45:24

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Levi Smith. Levi is President of Franklin Building Supply, a company that employs 650 individuals. Levi grew up learning the value of hard work and good leadership …

Catalyzing Innovation with Patrick Henshaw and Rebecca Rice

October 14th, 2021

36:52

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Patrick Henshaw, Managing Director of Render and Rebecca Rice, Director of Product of Render. Render is a public benefit corporation that partners with organizations …

Client Facing Project Management and the Origins of Lenderfit with David Taliaferro

September 16th, 2021

55:26

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with David Taliaferro, founder and CEO of Lenderfit, a client-facing application and project …

Addressing The Myths About Homelessness With Marcus Stubbs

August 19th, 2021

40:12

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talked with Marcus Stubbs, an ambassador of the Know Homelessness campaign amongst many other things. Marcus previously experienced homelessness and now is studying to get his …

Impact Through Growth Equity with Wright Steenrod & Moses Icyishaka

May 13th, 2021

50:01

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Wright Steenrod, a growth equity investor with experience transforming industries with …

Building Inclusive Economies Through Refugee Lens Investing With John Kluge

April 29th, 2021

44:45

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with John Kluge, Founder and Managing Director of the Refugee Investment Network, an impact …

Investing In Renewable Energy With Charles Wheeler

April 22nd, 2021

39:56

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 …

Hidden Ventures and Scaling the Creator Economy With Ben Terry

April 15th, 2021

50:08

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 …

Crypto Loans Without Collateral With Blake West

April 8th, 2021

51:09

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Blake West, cofounder of Goldfinch, a credit platform for cryptocurrency loans. As a software …

Investing For Resilient Communities With Janet McKinley

April 1st, 2021

45:48

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 …

Attacking A Market Failure With Candice Matthews Brackeen

March 25th, 2021

45:20

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Candice Matthews Brackeen, founder of Lightship Capital. As a business consultant, she has …

The Evolution of ESG Investing With Glen Yelton

March 18th, 2021

41:11

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 …

Humble Stewardship With Carl Chang

March 11th, 2021

37:56

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 …

Building Relationship Capital With Melanie Audette

March 4th, 2021

42:48

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Melanie Audette, Senior Vice President of Mission Investors Exchange. Melanie is passionate about living a life of service and believes that impact and financial …

Rooted in Values and Pursuing Market Returns with Liesel Pritzker Simmons

February 25th, 2021

44:05

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Liesel Pritzker Simmons, co-founder of the Blue Haven Initiative, an investment office seeking …

An Introduction To Conscious Construction with Robert Kim and TJ Abood

February 18th, 2021

52:19

Welcome to More Than Profit Season 3! In this episode, Bryce talks with Robert Kim, Senior Client Advisor at The CapRock Group and TJ Abood, Chief Investment Officer at Access Ventures. The trio discuss the idea behind …

Interrogating Systems and Creating Alternatives with Rodney Foxworth

October 29th, 2020

38:52

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Rodney Foxworth, CEO of Common Future. Rodney shares how his upbringing in Baltimore shaped his future and set him on the path of pursuing an inclusive economy. …

Storytelling For Change With Elizabeth MacBride

October 22nd, 2020

36:02

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Elizabeth MacBride, freelance writer and Founder and Editor for the Times of Entrepreneurship. Elizabeth has always had a passion for telling stories, inspiring her …

Love, Service, and a Life Without Regrets With Emily Miller

October 15th, 2020

42:12

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Emily Miller, Deputy Director of the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the U.S. Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of …

Changing the Script for Black Founders with Jewel Burks Solomon

October 8th, 2020

33:37

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Jewel Burks Solomon. Jewel is Head of Google for Startups US and Managing Partner at Collab …

Economic Justice and Wealth Building With Cassandra Webb

October 1st, 2020

39:13

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Cassandra Webb at Cities United and a community organizer in Louisville, KY. Having worked with the Louisville Urban League and Metro United Way, Cassandra has …

Blockchain's Social Impact with Robby Greenfield and TJ Abood

September 28th, 2020

42:24

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Robby Greenfield and TJ Abood. Robby is the Founder and CEO of Emerging Impact, working at the …

Designing The Future With Kate McElligott

September 17th, 2020

44:42

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Kate McElligott, Head of Marketing and Communications at The Autodesk Foundation. A published poet at the age of 12, Kate has always been a storyteller. Bryce talks …

How to Reduce Criminal Deviancy With Dr. Anthony Bradley

September 10th, 2020

41:32

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Dr. Anthony Bradley, Professor of Religious studies and Director of the Center for the Study of …

Lessons Learned Through Pain with Bob Pattillo

September 3rd, 2020

38:23

On this episode, Bryce talks with Bob Pattillo, Founder of Gray Ghost Ventures and Gray Matters Capital. Bob has been in the world of impact investing for over 2 decades and has helped define the industry. Bryce and Bob …

The Impact of Full Spectrum Capital With Stephanie Gripne

August 27th, 2020

50:14

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Stephanie Gripne, CEO of Impact Finance Center, a multi-university nonprofit academic center …

Rethinking Risk For Foundations with Matthew Weatherley-White and Dr. Astrid Scholz

August 20th, 2020

52:06

On this episode, Bryce talks with Dr. Astrid Scholz and Matthew Weatherly-White. Astrid is the  Founder & Managing Partner at Sphaera Solutions, …

Banking Reimagined with Maurice Jones

August 13th, 2020

46:16

Welcome to More Than Profit Season 2! On this episode, Bryce talks with Maurice Jones, President and CEO of Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC). They talk about the history importance, and future of Community …

Introducing More Than Profit Season 2

August 6th, 2020

2:02

On season two of More Than Profit we dive deeper in conversation with leaders about how they are living and working with purpose. We get into the …

Democratizing Capital With Jonny Price

May 21st, 2020

46:32

On this episode, Bryce talks with Jonny Price, Founder of Kiva US and current Director of Fundraising at Wefunder. From management consulting to …

Pioneering Better Investing with Fran Seegull

May 14th, 2020

34:26

On this episode, Bryce talks with Fran Seegull, Executive Director of the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance. Fran has taken a unique approach to …

Prioritizing For Relationships With Ross Baird

May 7th, 2020

32:18

On this episode, Bryce talks with Ross Baird, Founder of Blueprint Local and Co-Founder of Village Capital. Ross and Bryce have been friends for a long time. They talk about the importance of friendships and different …

Investing In Responsible Housing Development With Abby Ivory

April 30th, 2020

31:01

On this episode, Bryce talks with Abby Ivory, Managing Director of Ivory Innovations about investing in sustainable businesses, her work with Sorenson Impact, and the values instilled in her from her parents. Ivory …

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is With Jay Lipman

April 23rd, 2020

39:06

On this episode, Bryce talks with Jay Lipman, Co-founder and President of Ethic. Ethic is a data driven technology platform that creates sustainable …

Rethinking Affordable Housing With Frank Furman

April 16th, 2020

41:54

On this episode, Bryce talks with Frank Furman, COO of Padsplit, a privatized affordable housing company and  Reconstruct Challenge Grant Recipient.  From the Marine Corp to one of the world’s largest toilet paper …

Rich In Impact With Ben Reno-Weber

April 9th, 2020

34:34

On this episode, Bryce talks with Ben Reno-Weber, Director of Microsoft’s Future of Work Initiative. From his upbringing, to working abroad, to his current projects, Ben has always been more interested in the impact …

COVID-19: Entrepreneurship And Small Business Support

March 31st, 2020

34:35

On this episode, Bryce calls Ross Baird, Founder of Blueprint Local and Co-Founder of Village Capital, and John Letteri, Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Economic Innovation Group (EIG) to talk about the implications …

There's No Handbook to Being CEO With Allie Burns

March 26th, 2020

38:58

On this episode, Bryce talks with Allie Burns, CEO of Village Capital, about the accessibility of entrepreneurship. How do we encourage innovation when there are funding gaps and potential failure is real, scary, and …

Success And Failure With Shruti Shah

March 19th, 2020

27:01

On this episode, Bryce sits down with Shruti Shah, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Silicon Valley Bank. Growing up as an adopted Jewish Indian American in Memphis, TN, Shruti has a unique perspective on people and …

Building A Foundation With Jim Sorenson

March 10th, 2020

33:32

On this episode, Bryce sits down with Jim Sorenson of the Sorenson Impact Foundation which invests in innovative, scalable solutions to the world’s …

Innovation And Empowerment With Rose Afriyie

March 10th, 2020

24:41

On this episode, Bryce talks with Rose Afriyie, executive director of mRelief, a non-profit that helps people sign up for food stamps. They discuss the experiences that shaped Rose and how they have led her to make …

New Capitalism With Jean Case

March 10th, 2020

22:23

On this episode, Bryce talks with Jean Case, the first female chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Impact Network and Case Foundation. They discuss the parts of her story that might not show …

Introducing More Than Profit

February 26th, 2020

2:43

More Than Profit is a new 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 …

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