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Seth Bannon

Seth Bannon

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Seth

Seth Bannon is a Founding Partner at Fifty Years, an early-stage venture capital firm that backs entrepreneurs solving the world's biggest problems with deep technology. He is a long-time advocate and campaigner, who turned to technology and investment to solve the world’s biggest problems around sustainability, food, and the digital divide. Seth has invested in over 50 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. Seth 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.

MORE ABOUT SETH

  • Since the age of twelve, Seth has been volunteering for, founding, and working for advocacy organizations, including the Obama campaign in 2008.

  • He believes the future of business will be about more than just profit.

 

NOTABLE STARTUP INVESTMENTS

  • Solugen - Engineering enzymes to produce industrial chemicals sustainably

  • Astranis - Small satellites to cover the Earth in internet

  • Memphis Meats - Culturing meat to eat

 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • 2013 Forbes 30 Under 30 - Social Entrepreneurship

  • 2014 Forbes 30 Under 30 - Social Entrepreneurship

 

MEDIA AND APPEARANCE

  • Seth has been quoted in The Economist and the Financial Times.

  • 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, and more.