Woody Tasch

Slow Money Institute

Woody Tasch, the Founder of the Slow Money Institute, is the author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered, which sparked a movement and led to the flow of more than $60 million to hundreds of local and organic food enterprises around the country. In 2017, he published his second book, SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital, which one early reviewer calls “Walden for the 21st Century.” Woody is former Chairman and CEO of Investors’ Circle, one of the country’s oldest angel networks and the only one dedicated to sustainability, steering more than $200 million into 300 early stage companies since 1992. He was previously Treasurer of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, where he pioneered mission related investing. He was also founding chairman of the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance. Utne Reader named Woody one of “25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”