Greetings from old Amsterdam! I am sitting with Steve Rocco (Mission Markets Co-Founder) in the foyer of a building that was built when New York was New Amsterdam, and the wireless internet is faster than in our offices in Soho. SOCAP picked a great spot for its inaugural European conference.
The conference is sold out (again, that makes three years running!) which bodes well for the social capital markets in general, but it makes for an awful lot to absorb in just three days.
I presented Mission Markets to a global audience of impact investors (yes that’s me in the photo) yesterday, and am pleased to report it went smashingly well.
We were already pleasantly surprised how well-known Mission Markets was here on The Continent before our session, and afterwards it only got better. We may not be a household name yet, but within this admittedly small pond, we’re pretty big fish and it feels terrific.
Timing our announcement of Mission Markets’ partnership with Impact Investment Exchange Asia with SOCAP worked out nicely – no surprise that news played well to this international audience. I plugged the partnership in the presentation too, in addition to HubCulture, the brains behind the Ven digital social currency.
The conference is winding down now, there’s an oddly dressed man informing us the final session is about to begin by gently banging a gong as he wanders the room (sounds tacky but here it works) and so I will end here. I’ll have more to say about the experience after giving it a while to soak in… dag!
– Jeff Tuller, CTO/Director of Social Metrics