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Bryce Roberts and Tim O’Reilly: VCs that help startups raise revenues, not rounds

  • New Revivalists: Bryce Roberts and Tim O’Reilly, co-founders,
  • Place: San Francisco Bay Area
  • The approach: “It’s not how fast you grow, but can you grow sustainably. This focus on operating businesses that make early revenue is a really fresh idea in Silicon Valley. But it’s a really old idea in the real world.”

Margaret Bradley: Turning Philadelphia institutions into impact investors

New Revivalists is a series from ImpactAlpha and Village Capital profiling the people, places and policies reviving entrepreneurship — and the American Dream. New Revivalist: Margaret Bradley is director of investment partnership, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, a state-backed economic development investor that manages ImpactPHL VenturesPlace: PhiladelphiaMission: ImpactPHL Ventures raised $15 million from seven universities, health insurers, pension funds

Arlan Hamilton: The VC taking cold calls from underestimated entrepreneurs

  • New Revivalist: Arlan Hamilton, founder and managing partner, Backstage Capital, a $5 million venture capital firm.
  • Place: Los Angeles, California
  • Mission: Hamilton left the music industry to launch a venture capital firm to invest in high-potential entrepreneurs who are of color, women and/or LGBT — Hamilton identifies as all three.

The New Revivalists: The people, places and policies reviving entrepreneurship — and the American…

New Revivalists is a series from ImpactAlpha and Village Capital profiling the people, places and policies reviving entrepreneurship — and the American Dream. A great entrepreneurial awakening is rolling across America. It may not show up yet in the statistics, which put the rate of new business starts at a 40-year low. But the entrepreneurial revival is clearly visible

Derrick Braziel: Breaking down barriers for Cincinnati’s entrepreneurs of color

  • New Revivalist: Derrick Braziel, co-founder and managing director of MORTAR, a business accelerator for local entrepreneurs of color.
  • Place: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mission: “We started MORTAR to connect people with ideas to resources, to create pathways to wealth and to pass that wealth on to future generations.”