Episode 26: Interview with Mark Hand, Venture Partner at UnLtd USA

Mark Hand is a Venture Partner at UnLtd USA and teaches Social Entrepreneurship at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. Before completing an MBA at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School as a Skoll Scholar and Rotary Scholar, Mark served as an Investment Associate at First Light Ventures, the seed fund of impact investment fund Gray Ghost Ventures; and co-founded the Ecuador site of Manna Project International, a community development nonprofit operating in Latin America.

In this interview, Mark talks about:

  • The current climate for funding for social entrepreneurs in the US
  • The pros and cons of using a hybrid structure for your social business
  • How to use networks to solve problems and build your business
  • UnLtd’s work in the US
  • Purpose as a source of competitive advantage for social entrepreneurs