Jesse Johnson is the Director of the TVA. He co-founded and was CEO of Q Collection, a leading sustainable design company (now a part of Twill Textiles). He has been involved as a mentor and investor in several startup businesses and served on the board of two companies sold to a Fortune 50 company. He serves on the board of 1% For The Planet, Yale’s Center for Business and the Environment, Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment and several others.

On this episode you’ll learn:

What is different about running a social impact fund, how does Jesse go about prioritizing social impact vs. returns for their LP’s?

When starting the Telluride Venture Fund, how did Jesse approach the team building aspect?

Realistically how big can a company get before they need to open a office outside of Telluride?


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