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Where’s the Funding? Ep. 4: Partnerships, Alternative Sources & Pathways

In this episode, broadband service providers will learn from Connect Humanity’s Chief Investment Officer Brian Vo about many of the different sources of private capital they can use to expand their businesses. If you’re asking yourself what options you have when it comes to private sources of capital, then tune into this session of ‘Where’s the Funding?’

Brian Vo serves as Connect Humanity’s Chief Investment Officer in leading our investment efforts to structure the right type of financing solution that meets the needs of organizations advancing digital equity. He collaborates with Connect Humanity’s partners, communities and social enterprises alike, to understand connectivity barriers, local context and needs, and the implications on the appropriate blend of impact finance.

Previously, Brian was the Vice President of Social Investment and Innovative Finance at Pact, Inc., a global development NGO. He led the Pact Ventures team to deploy impact capital that accelerated Pact’s theory of change through creative financing vehicles, like market-based incentive structures, early-stage investments, and structured project-based financing that enabled evidence-based interventions. Prior to Pact, Brian was a director at Quantified Ventures, where he designed outcomes-based transactions for nonprofit and for-profit social enterprises.

Previously with McKinsey & Company’s Strategy/Corporate Finance and Public/Social Sector Practices, Brian advised clients on a range of topics including economic development, growth strategies, capital allocation, operational turnarounds, and transaction structuring. He also worked with Macquarie’s Private Equity Group and Jefferies & Company Investment Bank. Brian holds an MBA and BS from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.