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Adam Rein, Founder of CapShift
Episode 921st December 2020 • Startups for Good • Miles Lasater
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Adam Rein oversees all aspects of CapShift’s operations, investments, and technology. Since 2014, he has served as a managing director for MissionPoint Partners, an impact asset managing firm. Previously, Adam co-founded Altaeros Energies, a startup launched out of MIT to bring low cost wind energy and tele-communications to the developing world. Adam is also a co-founder of Greentown Labs, the country’s largest clean technology incubator. Previously, Adam worked as a strategy consultant for Bain & Company. Adam has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a BA from Yale University.

Adam joins me today to discuss CapShift and how they are the building the leading impact investing platform. He shares some lessons about the startup process. Adam tells us about the beginnings of Alteros and Greentown Labs, his other startups. We talk about dealing with some of the big changes of growing companies. Adam shares some advice to beginning founders and resources.

“Every venture I’ve worked on has had at least two or three moments where we were very close to failing and going under. Whether it’s some combination of luck or fate or hard work that there is some success bias in our sector.”  - Adam Rein

Today on Startups for Good we cover:

  • The various investing opportunities that CapShift offers
  • The three key metrics that investors are looking for
  • What is driving the increase in impact investing
  • Adam shares what can be learned from failure
  • How purpose driven ventures should communicate to their investors

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