Seth Bannon is an entrepreneur and investor in early stage impact startups. He’s a Founding Partner at Fifty Years, a seed fund supporting entrepreneurs solving the world's biggest problems with technology. He also co-founded impact.tech, a community of people excited about using business to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, and Amicus, a startup that helps nonprofits turn their supporters into fundraisers and advocates. A graduate of Y Combinator, Seth was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Social Entrepreneurship in 2013, and was named to the list again in 2014. Since the age of twelve, Seth has been volunteering for, founding, and working for advocacy organizations, including the Obama campaign in 2008.
As an investor, he's supported a range of startups shaping the world for the better -- from a company engineering microbes to produce industrial chemicals sustainably, to a company building small satellites to cover the earth in internet, to a company culturing meat to eat. He believes the future of business will be about more than just profit -- read more here: https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/03/50-years-the-new-silicon-valley-vc-that-wants-to-save-the-world-and-make-money/
Seth Bannon has been quoted in The Economist and FT, and his work has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, ABC News, Inc, TechCrunch, FastCompany, and many others. He often speaks on topics like handling the stress of startup life, combining profit with social impact, synthetic biology entrepreneurship, food tech, and more.
An avid chess player, Seth can often be found in Union Square Park in New York City attempting to hustle the chess hustlers.
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