Circle meeting 17 May 2022

Quick Reference

🤝 Agreements
  • Ahead of meeting:
    • All project leads fill in the Updates section for their project using the Agenda Key
    • Put any Discussion, Proposal Stuck and Questions items into the Discussion section.
⏲️ Agenda Key
  • H: Highlight (Capital circle members should know about this work from last week)
  • A: Ask (ie I have a Need)
  • C: Celebrate!
  • R: Need Review (asynchronous)
  • Q: Have a Question (to be answered now or asynchronously, depending)
  • S: Stuck/Blocked (can’t move forward without a solve)
  • D: Needs Discussion (in our meeting today)
  • P: Proposal (needs voting on /approval from Dazzle District)

Updates

Investment Referral Prototype

Project lead/s:

Europe Crowdfunding

Project lead/s:

Lend4Good Matchmakiing

Project lead/s

Octopus Collective

Project lead/s

Scaling Capital Navigation

Project lead/s

We Funder + Matchmaking

Project lead/s:

Support the Capital Entrepreneurs

Project lead/s

Capital Circle Braintrust

Project lead/s

Zebra Capital Salons

Project lead/s

Discussion items

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Rules for this section: - Discussion items will be tackled in the same order that they were added e.g. if you add your discussion item mid-meeting, please add your need to the bottom of the list. We’ll do our best to get to it if we have time! - Tag the person that will present the discussion item - Add a time estimate for how long the discussion item is expected to take

  • New agenda structure @Esme Verity in absentia / Francene/Ana -10 mins
    • Any objections/amendments?
    • How do we assign project leads?
  • Case discussion (Julia -5 mins)
  • Opportunities with Raaise. @Esme Verity -5 mins (push to next week)
  • Membership circle Meeting @Esme Verity - in absentia / Francene/Ana 5 mins
    • Sassy is asking for circle leads to join her ‘membership circle meeting’ on Thursday at 4pm GMT. I can represent the Capital circle but does anyone else want to join? Reach out to Sassy for a calendar invite.
  • Hands / eyes needed to progress new deals [”from Airtable”] in Wefunder and European platforms projects — @Astrid Scholz in absentia / Francene/Ana
  • Also: Please indicate what projects you want to be added to, as per this thread in Asana
  • Zebras are all invited to SuperCrowd22, an impact crowdfunding conference I’m hosting. I’m also interested in having Zebras Unite as a co-host. We have seven other organizations serving as co-hosts, including some aligned crowdfunding portals (Crowdfund Mainstreet and Small Change). Six portals are represented on the program already. This event will be great for both investors and entrepreneurs, especially zebras.

Notes

  • How to do investor follow ups after Salon etc. ?
    • we have a role of supporting capital providers who want to function more like Zebra investors (learning journeys)
    • we have to help investors who already are aligned to find new opportunities with values aligned founders
    • Support people starting funds and are looking for values/purpose aligned investors into their fund
    • There are family offices and LPs who are looking for direction
    • How to do white glove matching: reach out to each investor and learn about what they need and how they make decisions. match the investor and founder values / purpose. invest in relationship and mentorship.
    • Salon: using the time to build relationship. Mia to do an intro in the US event.
    • Question to Astrid about how to think about the follow-up with investors, and partner
    • Market the salon honestly as a new type of event, with opportunities for feedback. Focused on relationship building for the whole community.
    • Build a “gather feedback” team after the event team: Mia +?
  • Zebras is also helping to curate founders based their stage, needs, etc.
    • white glove matching between founders and investors
    • LendforGood (Australia)
    • WeFunder, etc. (US)
    • Other regions still trying to identify mechanisms
  • Devin hosts a Crowdfunding Cherub meeting, and conference in Sep- superfund 22. Community capital/impact crowdfunding. 30+ people on the program, and close to 100 hours of content over 2 days. Would like to engage Zebras as a co-host. Currently working with a few other orgs.

Commitments & Action items

Who does what next?