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.

Collaboration Capital CEO, Christopher Knapp, Presents at Impact Investing Forum 2018

Christopher Knapp presented at Impact Investing Forum 2018 in Palm Beach, Florida on Monday, April 22nd on the topic of “Redefining the Civic Forum – The Role of For-Profit Problem Solving Enterprise and Dynamic Public Spaces in Local Economic Development.”


Collaboration Capital Joins NationSwell Council

Collaboration Capital has joined the NationSwell Council as part of NationSwell’s launch in Houston, the first city to host Council members not on east or west coast.

Collaboration Capital Hosts Dinner for Jeremy Heimans, Co-Author of New Power

Why do some leap ahead while others fall behind in our chaotic, connected age? In New Power, Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms confront the biggest stories of our time–the rise of mega-platforms like Facebook and Uber; the out-of-nowhere victories of Obama and Trump; the unexpected emergence of movements like #MeToo–and reveal what’s really behind them: the rise of “new power.”

How To Build A More Inclusive Pipeline For VC Investments

One of the most pressing challenges we are facing in the startup ecosystem today is the staggeringly low number of diverse founders receiving VC funding. In the last year, investors awarded women a quarter of the investment they were seeking– male founders, in turn, received half. The numbers are even shockingly lower for founders of color. To challenge this, several VC firms have been working through these issues and coming up with innovative ways to reach and invest in diverse teams.