Episode 7: Raising Money as an Impact-Oriented Company
 22 min watch

You've founded (or are thinking about founding) an impact-oriented company – and are exploring ways to raise capital. What are some key considerations you should keep in mind?

Watch this episode as Orrick's Aria Kashefi and Perry Teicher discuss:

  • The fundamentals: defining impact-oriented companies, impact investments, and public benefit corporations vs. B corps (0:39)
  • Practical considerations for seeking impact investments (5:09)
  • Using a blended finance approach, i.e., raising capital from impact investors and “traditional” VC investors (7:17)
  • Program-Related Investments or PRIs (12:46)
  • How companies should handle ESG-related reporting requests (15:00)
  • Pros and cons of raising impact investments at an early stage (19:11)