On “Capital Insight,” Jenny Kassan and Michelle Thimesch, securities lawyers and capital raising experts, interview fundraising veterans—both entrepreneurs and investors—and share success stories and cautionary tales of creative/outside-the-box capital raising.
Jenny Kassan is the author of “Raise Capital on Your Own Terms: How to Fund Your Business without Selling Your Soul” and served on the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies.
Michelle Thimesch is the CEO of Crowfund Mainstreet, a regulated investment crowdfunding platform.
What is the podcast about?
Outside-the-box strategies for moving investment capital to world-changing social entrepreneurs. Our guests include mission-driven entrepreneurs, investors and advocates who are working on designing and implementing creative funding strategies. They are able to transform finance and create regenerative alternatives to the greed-based extractive finance systems that are destroying our communities and making our planet unlivable
Featured episode – Raising Capital for a Radically Transformational Business with Katrina Spade
In this episode, Kassan and Thimesch talk with Katrina Spade of Recompose, a full-service funeral home specializing in human composting. Listen to catch Katrina’s insight into the process of raising capital for a business that was still not legal when it started and how to stay true to your vision even when you need large amounts of capital to get your business off the ground.
Jenny Kassan has over 25 years of experience as an attorney and advisor for mission-driven enterprises. She has helped her clients raise millions of dollars from values-aligned investors and raised over $2 million for her own businesses. She is the author of “Raise Capital on Your Own Terms: How to Fund Your Business without Selling Your Soul”. Kassan earned her J.D. from Yale Law School and a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.
Read our coverage of “Raise Capital on Your Own Terms” here!