Garrett Melby (GoodCompany Ventures)

Benjamin's Desk - 1608 Walnut St, 12th Fl. Philadelphia, 19103 Philadelphia
Wed, Apr 26, 2017, 6:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Garrett Melby is co-founder and Executive Director of GoodCompany Ventures, an accelerator for social entrepreneurs. GCV’s graduates have mobilized over $50mm in private capital and its proprietary curriculum provides the operating system for FastFWD, an accelerator addressing public safety issues funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and Climate Ventures 2.0, an accelerator addressing climate threats developed in collaboration with the White House Climate Data Initiative.

Garrett is also a Director of and a founding member of Investors’ Circle’s first regional chapter. He has served on the investment/selection committees for Investors’ Circle, the Wharton Social Venture Fund, Wells Fargo Fellowship, William James Foundation and Defy Ventures and as a speaker at national social enterprise and impact investing events, including the SOCAP, Sustainatopia, the World Innovation Summit, Goldman Sachs 10KSB, Social Venture Institute, NPR, Investors Circle, Business 2.0 Summit, Wharton Private Equity Conference and MIT Climate Colab.

Previously, Garrett was a VC with Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., a $12 billion NYSE listed technology incubator. He began his impact investment career as an emerging market finance attorney in the New York, London and Washington offices of Skadden Arps. Garrett holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston University.



Wednesday, Apr 26
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)


Benjamin's Desk
1608 Walnut St, 12th Fl. Philadelphia19103