#FundedbyIC OtoSense Scales Impact With Recent Exit

OtoSense, a developer of sound recognition software that turns sounds and vibrations into actionable meaning, has been acquired by Analog Devices. The California-based company pitched at an Investors’ Circle-Social Venture Network (IC-SVN) event in October 2014 and...

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How Three Business Leaders Are Growing Impact

Investors’ Circle-Social Venture Network (IC-SVN) and New Resource Bank recently partnered to host a Bay Area Local network event for our combined communities. Growing Impact: A Gathering for Business Leaders & Impact Investors featured three inspiring business...

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The Importance of Company Culture

What does culture really mean? How do small businesses build culture? And how does paying attention to company culture benefit investors? This month, we turn our focus to the importance of organizational culture — the shared story people tell each other at work. While...

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5 Immediate Takeaways from #SankalpAfrica18

IC-SVN has attended the Sankalp Africa Forum for the past four years, and as part of our partnership with SEAD, I had the privilege of attending the conference two years ago during one of our Investor Days: Nairobi trips. I was eager to return this year as part of our...

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Putting People First

People. We thrive on human interaction and relationships in our personal lives, yet historically, prevailing thinking differs when it comes to business. People become a cost to be minimized and a line item to cut. This thinking is being challenged by a number of...

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A Toast to Hitting our Collective Stride in Philadelphia

The annual January social gathering in Philadelphia was an occasion to pause and reflect on what we accomplished together during 2017. The Philadelphia group has been steadily building momentum over the past seven years, and it feels like we are hitting our collective...

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