• Shelby Park – Five Years In

    We can no longer afford to be thoughtless in our approach to ideas about finance and investment. As a major agent of change, capital drives evolution in global economies as well as in local communities and individual opportunities. But for too long, we have not asked the difficult questions that complex financial systems require, choosing…

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  • Values In Your Public Equity Portfolio

    If you have been a follower of Access Ventures for any amount of time, you have likely heard of our one-pocket investment approach. If you are new to the concept, a one-pocket mindset places your mission at the center of your investment strategy, thus aligning all of your assets to the values that drive your…

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  • Five Questions: Robert Kim

    We talk a lot at Access Ventures about one-pocket investing and what it means for our organization. This vision we have is one that can't be achieved alone. We can’t do it all, no one can. Access Ventures partners with the Caprock Group as financial advocates for our values within the broader asset management system.…

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  • Our Partners in Expanding Access to Capital

    At the heart of the Access Ventures story is access to capital. While our work has expanded, both philosophically and geographically, our Access to Capital initiative is still intrinsic to our mission, creating equitable business opportunities for individuals, businesses and communities. Particularly for entrepreneurs in rural or disadvantaged areas, finding the funds to start or…

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  • Five Questions: Jay Lipman

    At Access Ventures, we strive for 100% mission alignment across all of our investments, including our public portfolio. But how can we know what we are investing in and whether or not it actually aligns or hurts our mission? Is it possible to filter your investments based on your values? The process of creating a public market…

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  • Our Partners in Building The Creative Economy

    When considering alternative places to invest, employing a creative lens is an increasing valuable strategy. At Access Ventures investing in the creative economy is a pillar of our organizational mission, so we understand the value of the creative lens when building an investment portfolio. The concept is not novel. In fact, the creative economy is…

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  • The Balancing Act: Mission and Fit

    At Access Ventures, our mission is at the center of our investment strategy. From that core value system, we make decisions about program-related investments, mission-related investments and strategic partnerships. Furthermore, we seek alternative places to invest that are employing creative strategies to drive positive change in our world. We invest in companies, initiatives and ideas…

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  • A Conscious Portfolio Construction

    Intentionality is not a new topic for our team or for the investment community. It’s a core part of who we are, and a driving factor of the one-pocket approach. But it deserves a bit more focus and a bigger share of the spotlight. We’re not the only ones who think so. Conscious capitalism and…

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  • Financial Advisors, Investment Managers Must Evolve to Maintain Relevance

    In the last few blogs, we’ve explored the upcoming and ongoing trends of wealth management and one-pocket investing. From millennials cautiously beginning to invest to women confidently seeking to expand their role in the financial sector, there’s a growing need for an evolved financial advisor. Amplifying this need is another emerging trend: the rise of…

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  • Founder Stories: Bryce Butler

    Access Ventures wants to celebrate the journey of the individuals behind our investments and partnerships. Founder Stories are a series of conversations with entrepreneurs, partners, and founders in our portfolio. We explore the motivation, inspiration, and innovation that drives the spirit of entrepreneurship in the workplace, as well as provide insight to balance our regular workdays.…

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