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A Note From Nick Dell, Big Path Capital Vice President

Our work at Big Path Capital is focused on advancing the impact market while leveraging capitalism as a force for good. We connect the investors, private equity funds, and mission-driven companies engaged in the important work to move money where it matters. When people ask me what I do, I like to say that I build relationships. My days are spent engaging with people committed to impact both inside Big Path and in the private capital fund ecosystem. I get to listen, learn, and connect on a daily basis.

While a great deal of our time is spent connecting with those in the impact finance world online, this month, I and other members of our team will join a handful of exciting conferences. From expanding the field of impact investing to elevating conscious companies, these events bring us together with thought leaders, changemakers, and business professionals who share our goal of combining capital and purpose. Joining us at any of these upcoming events? Let us know! We’d love to see you on the path.






photo of Michael Whelchel on stage at the 2024 MO Summit

Crafting Exit Strategies with Purpose: An Interview with Michael Whelchel

Founders who have cultivated companies for purpose and impact face unique considerations as they explore and evaluate exit options. In addition to achieving the desired financial return, purpose-minded founders also aim to protect their company culture and stakeholders and maintain their personal legacy.

Over the last 17 years, Big Path Founder and CEO Michael Whelchel has become very familiar with the challenges and opportunities founders face as they consider how to best exit their company. In this interview, he shares insights from his work with mission-driven founders as they evaluate and develop strategies for their exit and how those lessons can help other business leaders looking to enhance their legacy and impact. Read more.

What We’re Tracking

The CEO: Marrying Profitability with Sustainability | B Lab Global shares how they see modern business leaders balancing profit with purpose. Read more.

Impact Investing Should Be Hard | This article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review shares findings from a survey of 200+ global impact fund managers about investor relations, impact measurement, relations with portfolio companies, and more to understand the challenges of impact investing. Read more.

Jonathan Rose Companies: Paving a Better Way for Real Estate | Jonathan Rose shares valuable insights he’s learned during his 35-year career trailblazing a path to greener real estate. Read more.

Team Highlights

Watch Now: Redefining Capital for CEOs

What does it look like to put capital to work that protects the company’s mission? Big Path Capital Co-Founder Michael Whelchel and Sandra Moore of Advantage Capital explored that question in a session at Real Leaders Unite, an impact leadership summit earlier this year in San Diego. During the session on “Redefining Capital for CEOs: Impactful Transitions, Raises, and Exits,” Michael and Sandra shared insights and lessons from their years of work to create social, environmental, and financial impact by combining capital and purpose. Watch the conversation here.

We’re Hiring!

Our Placement Agency team is currently accepting applications for a Private Fund Placement Analyst/Associate. This external-facing role engages with potential and existing Big Path Capital clients and Limited Partners, providing key support in preparing for and executing successful capital raises for private impact capital funds. Please share this opportunity with anyone you know who may be a good fit! Learn more here.

Meet Us on the Path

Take a look at where you can find our team in the coming months:

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