Full Name
Woody Tasch
Job Title
Slow Money Institute
Speaker Bio
For decades, Woody has been innovating at the nexus of venture capital, philanthropy and impact investing. He originated and/or played a pivotal role in the development of a number of conceptual frameworks and organizations, including: mission-related investing, patient capital, B. Corporations, community development venture capital, slow money and nurture capital. He is former chairman and CEO of Investors’ Circle, one of the oldest angel networks in the U.S., facilitating the flow of more than $275 million to hundreds of sustainability-minded early-stage companies. In the 1990s, he was treasurer of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, where he pioneered mission-related investing, and founding chairman of the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance. In the 1980s, he was a principal at Prince Ventures, a healthcare venture capital fund. Utne Reader named him one of “25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” He is the author of four books: Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered (Chelsea Green, 2008), SOIL: Notes Toward the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital (Slow Money Institute, 2017), AHA!: Fake Trillions, Real Billions, Beetcoin and the Great American Do-Over (Slow Money Institute, 2021) and A Call To Farms: Some Thoughts on Food, Money and Nonviolence in Honor of Wendell Berry (Slow Money Institute, 2022). He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Amherst College in 1973.

"My search for answers, encouraged by conversations with thousands of folks around the country, leads me to explore the boundaries between heart and mind, between finance and poetry, between fiduciary responsibility and free-range imagination."

Learn more about Woody Tasch and the Slow Money Movement at slowmoney.org
Woody Tasch