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Why Connecting Communities to Capital is Key in the Modern World

Today on the podcast we talk with a Forbes 30 under 30 nominee and Partner in Yoke Management Partners Chris Grant about the intersection of finance and capital to helping undeserved communities with the problems they face in today’s world.

Chris is an innovator at the intersection of technology, policy, and financial services. He builds durable companies across the real estate, software, and risk management sectors.

Chris was a member of the founding team at Blueprint Local, where he served as Investment Manager for the entire Southeast region. In 2020 Blueprint Local was named one of the top 10 Opportunity Zone investors in the country by Forbes and in 2021, Chris was named on the Forbes 30 under 30 Finance list.

Prior to Blueprint, Chris worked in Oakland, CA at Radicle Impact Partners, a leading impact-focused venture capital firm and in Washington, DC with Promontory Financial Group, now an IBM Company. Chris received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and his bachelor’s degree from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Chris is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated and a recipient of the Guy Levis Grant award, the highest award given to an undergraduate member of the fraternity.

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