September 20, 2017

“End poverty in all its forms everywhere.”

This statement is clear, comprehensive, and ambitious. It’s the first of the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development drafted by the United Nations and agreed to by 193 world leaders in 2015. These goals are very much in the...

September 17, 2017

Part 1 of this series described why due diligence needs to change, and Part 2 described the nuts and bolts of our approach.

Just as important as the mechanics of our diligence process are the core beliefs that inform that process. These are the things we constantly keep...

September 17, 2017

Due diligence can be sluggish, as described in Part 1 of this series. ADAP’s Four Hour Due Diligence process, developed over the last three years, is our approach to revamping how early-stage deals get done.

Here’s how it works. While some of the details can vary from c...

September 16, 2017

Slogging through diligence

Among early-stage social entrepreneurs, the problem is well known. When moving beyond friends and family investors to professional seed-stage investors, raising investment capital takes big chunks of an entrepreneur’s time and they are often l...

September 13, 2017

It’s time for a new Deal Room

“Deal rooms” are a mainstay of social enterprise conferences (and investment/entrepreneurship conferences in general), but they are overdue for a rethink. Too often, deal rooms do not result in actual deals, and deal rooms don’t work as wel...

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