Investors Circle at the Willard, Nov 16 - Nov 18, 2009

Deb Parsons has over 10 years in the early stage and impact investing sector. She currently part of the founding team at Portfolia, an equity crowdfunding platform. She has worked in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors and led the global fundraising efforts at WomanCare Global, a UK based charity that provides women access to safe affordable reproductive healthcare products. Prior to WomanCare Global she served as Director for Investors’ Circle (IC), a national angel network focused on social mission start ups. Ms Parsons was Vice President at Good Capital, a seed stage venture fund, launching and managing the fund’s operational aspects, investor relations, and deployment of capital. While attending graduate school, Ms Parsons was an associate at SJF Ventures, a growth stage venture fund focused on clean technologies and the consumer sector. Prior to attending graduate school, she spent six years in business development, marketing, and partner management at WGBH, Intuit, the North Face and Bain. Ms Parsons received her MBA from Kenan Flagler Business School, UNC Chapel Hill, where she was a Carolina Venture Fellow with a focus on sustainable enterprise and entrepreneurship. Ms Parsons plays on a role on several Boards in governance and advisory capacities including Emerge California, Launcht, and the William James Foundation.