Collaboration Capital in Big Sky Country

Collaboration Capital CEO, Christopher Knapp, was invited to participate in and help lead a national discussion on social entrepreneurship and investment opportunities tied to early stage for-profit companies solving complex problems.

Christopher Knapp, Collaboration Capital CEO, contributes essay to Monocle

Why forgoing a car in Houston, Texas is turning out to be the ride of this writer’s life

by Christopher Knapp

In “The Opener” section of the July/August issue of Monocle magazine, published in London and distributed world wide, one can find articles on Vienna’s water, Vancouver’s mini libraries, Berlin barbecues, and Collaboration Capital founder and CEO Christopher Knapp’s essay about foregoing a car in Houston, one of America’s most car-centric cities.

Invest Local: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is – Edible Houston

You may shop and eat local but do you invest local? Houston-based NextSeed started in 2015 and has made investing locally possible in a way that wasn’t available before. NextSeed is a community-driven investment and financing platform, which means it’s the newest, and one of the only forms of true local investment available to the average Houstonian. It’s changing the way people in Houston—and across the US—invest their money.

Christopher Knapp, Collaboration Capital CEO, presents at the Private Foundation Summit in Washington, D.C.

Collaboration Capital CEO, Christopher Knapp, presented “Impact Investing: Understanding the Spectrum and Gaining Additional Insights” at the AICPA Not-For-Profit Industry and Private Foundation Summit on June 21st in Washington, DC.

He spoke about the spectrum of impact investing tools used by private foundations from grants to maximizing return on traditional investments, and everything in between. Speakers provided examples of interesting investments which qualified as Program Related Investments as well as those that did not. Presenters shared lessons learned, risk factors, dos and don’ts.

A Report from 2018 Family Office Association San Francisco

Scott Kegler, from Aon, shared this report from the recent FOA San Francisco 2018 conference where Collaboration Capital CEO, Christopher Knapp, presented.

Collaboration Capital CEO, Christopher Knapp, presents at 2018 Family Office Association San Francisco Investment Forum

Collaboration Capital CEO, Christopher Knapp, presented at the 2018 Family Office Association San Francisco Investment Forum on Tuesday, May 22nd. The title of Mr. Knapp’s presentation was: Forward Looking Families; Redefining the Civic Forum.

The Family Office Association (FOA) hosts investment summits, retreats, workshops and gatherings at intimate locations around the world for family members and their single family office executives.

Templates for Complete Communities – Chicago

Collaboration Capital hosted its second in a series of City Building Template discussions in Chicago, on May 2nd. CEO, Christopher Knapp, led a discussion on the role of for-profit, problem solving companies in building communities of lasting prosperity. Jon Soberg, co-founder of Flexcap, and Bill Page, Senior Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager, Essex Investments, joined Mr. Knapp.

Jacob Haar: Financing the Financiers – Expanding Small-Business Lending in America

To Jacob Haar, a market that under-lends to businesses owned by women, minorities and veterans is inefficient. To seize that opportunity, Community Investment Management, a San Francisco impact investment firm, is financing a new crop of lenders using data and technology to better understand small-business borrowers.

The Impact Opportunity in the Mispriced Risk of Lending to the Underserved

Techies are used to making the impossible possible. Bankers, not so much. But I’ve been struck by a common theme in many of the recent deals ImpactAlpha has rounded up in our Dealflow column, as well as in a bunch of conversations with financiers. Things that were impossible even a few years ago are now possible, and profitable.

Collaboration Capital CEO, Christopher Knapp, Sits on Panel at Invest In Women 2018 Conference

Collaboration Capital CEO, Christopher Knapp, presented at the Invest In Women 2018 conference in Houston, TX on April 30th, on the subject of “Forward Looking Families: A Shared Commitment to Profit and Purpose.”
Invest In Women 2018 is the leading forum nationwide to explore, discuss and learn about issues that are meaningful for women financial advisors and female clients.