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A Note From J.D. Dell, Big Path Capital Managing Director & Partner
In this month’s newsletter, Christie Lange, Big Path’s Director of Investment Banking, shares how mission-driven clients inspire her everyday work. I can confidently say that her sentiment is felt across our organization.
We’re continuously impressed and encouraged by the innovative and dedicated leaders we work with to advance our shared mission for a better, brighter future. Together, we are effectively raising the expectation of capital.
Read on for Christie’s insightful advice for mission-driven founders and CEOs, catch up on the latest news from our team (we’ve been busy!), explore updates from the B Corp world, and see what’s in store for Big Path in 2024. The new year is just around the corner, bringing new opportunities to challenge the status quo.
Capital Raising and Exit Advice for Mission-Driven Founders & CEOs
Christie Lange, Director of Investment Banking at Big Path Capital, sees the importance of establishing trust and providing transparency when assisting clients with capital raises, purchase and sale strategies, and other transitions. Since joining the Big Path Capital team in 2018, Christie has built strong relationships with mission-driven clients that help amplify the impact of their current and future work. In this Q&A, Christie shares more about the journey to her current role, capital strategies for social entrepreneurs, and how mission-driven clients inspire her work. Read more.
What We’re Tracking
Transitioning to Climate First Bank | Big Path Capital is proud to announce our transition to Climate First Bank, a fellow Certified B Corp. Climate First currently makes generous donations to B Locals when B Corps switch their banking to them — they will donate $500 to B Local Asheville on our behalf! Learn more about First Climate Bank.
MO 100 Nominations | The MO 100 Impact CEO Ranking celebrates leaders who are leveraging the engine of capitalism to create shared prosperity. Application submissions are open through December 15. Learn more and apply.
B Corps Make a Legal Commitment | Through B Corp Certification, businesses commit to a stakeholder governance model that legally requires them to consider the impact of their actions on all stakeholders. Learn more.
Vital Farms: A Growing Egg Empire | Vital Farms is paving the way for a positive shift in animal welfare. Big Path Capital has had the privilege of assisting Matt O’Hayer and his team multiple times to support their growth. Read more.
Vice President Nick Dell Celebrates Three Years at Big Path Capital
Nick’s deep background in due diligence, underwriting, asset evaluation, and transactional services has made him a highly valued member of Big Path’s fund placement team. As a part of our Ripples of Impact initiative, we’re celebrating Nick’s anniversary with a $3,000 donation to the organization of his choice, First Tee Greater Dallas. Read more.
Operations Team Meetup in Chicago
Big Path’s Adrianne Gordon, Kristin Remenschneider, and Rebecca Jablonsky met up in Chicago last month to dig into the systems and processes that support our work in moving capital to create an economy that works for all. Investing in in-person time together is critical to support our connection to one another.
Reimagining Capitalism by Reimagining Business
Our COO Adrianne Gordon stopped by her alma mater, Warren Wilson College, earlier this month to co-host the panel “Reimagining Capitalism by Reimagining Business” as part of the college’s Entrepreneurship Day. Big Path CEO Michael Whelchel was one of the featured business leaders on the panel who shared how the power of business can be used as a force for good.
Upcoming Webinar on the Power of B Corps and EOS
Interested in learning how EOS can support your mission-driven business? Join “B Corp + EOS: Why + How = Impact, ” a virtual session on November 16 hosted by Adrianne Gordon. In addition to fulfilling the role of Big Path’s COO, Adrianne is also the founder of the B EOS Network. In this session, she’ll share how the two models — B Corps and EOS — can provide a powerful playbook for change. Learn more and register.
Meet Us on the Path
Take a look at what we have planned so far for 2024:
- March 18-22, 2024: B Lab Champions Retreat, Big Path Capital is proud to be one of the sponsors of this year’s convening.
- April 15-17, 2024: MO Summit 2024, Early bird tickets are on sale!
- July 15-17, 2024: Impact Capitalism Summit Nantucket, Details coming soon!