Danielle Graham, Principal, Sandpiper Ventures joins Future of Good’s global advisory circle

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It is with great excitement that I announce that Danielle Graham has joined Future of Good’s global advisory circle. 

As Principal with Sandpiper Ventures, Danielle brings a world of expertise and experience in investing for good. Danielle has been focused on women entrepreneurs since her international work in Ethiopia, with the Afrian Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) and microloan projects for women’s community projects. As a founder herself, she launched a cleantech company in Waterloo, and, based in Communitech, subsequently founded the first female-focused tech accelerator in Canada. She began investing through public and private funding mechanisms and significant engagement in the angel ecosystem, to build out the first all-female fund focused on and led by women across all Atlantic provinces.

Since our launch in January 2019, Future of Good has quickly become Canada’s fastest-growing digital publication covering the social impact world. We are an essential source of stories, analysis, and commentary that make sense of a world in transformation. Future of Good content illuminates how technology, money, places, work, and inclusion are changing social impact post-pandemic — from social services to grantmaking, international development to impact investing.

In mid-March, we rose to the challenge of dedicating all of our efforts to covering the effects of the pandemic on the social impact world — now, our COVID-19 collection of stories has overtaken our homepage in total page views. 

Future of Good’s global advisory circle is a multidisciplinary group of visionary leaders offering strategic guidance to the team in operations, team culture, business growth, and editorial direction. Danielle joins leaders such as Ilse Treurnicht, former CEO of MaRS Discovery District, Ethan Wilding, founding team member of Ethereum, the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency platform, and Kunal Gupta, CEO of Polar.

Our editorial focus for the next 12 months is to help the social impact world #BuildBackBetter, and Danielle’s perspectives and expertise in technology, venture capital, and reducing inequalities is a significant addition for our work. 

Within the technology sector, we have a powerful opportunity to build and invest in the fastest, most efficient, scalable and impactful solutions to the new normal. Technology adoption in every sector has rapidly increased and without a previous portfolio of companies, Sandpiper Ventures is well positioned to invest in the economic growth Canada needs to remain internationally competitive. We are wasting valuable time and resources if women and minorities are not actively involved in policy and investment decisions. “Women belong in all places decisions are being made” – RBG. 

Please join me in welcoming Danielle. 

Vinod Rajasekaran

Publisher & CEO

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