“I want to get the right capital to entrepreneurs, in the way that they need it without pressure for them to have to want to be a certain kind of business.” – Joy Anderson, President and Founder of Criterion Institute
Overview of podcast
What are the needs of entrepreneurs and how do we design investments to meet their needs? That question is put under the lens in this episode of the Power and Systems Series.
Vicki Saunders and Joy Anderson scrutinize why the system needs to put the burden on asset managers vs presenting the entrepreneur to be investment-ready.
In this episode
- How investors define the problem as the business being “investment ready”.
- Why investors believe they are “helping” businesses.
- Why debt is being called “access to capital”
- How technical assistance is the ability to support businesses to become investment-ready.
- The assumption that the problem is the business.
- The significance of asking enough questions to shift how the capital works vs shifting only how the business works.
- The need to shift incentive systems to change the rules.
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