A Careful Balance
Austin Impact Capital is based on the insight that sustained social impact requires a careful balance between a venture mindset that generates return on investment and a philanthropic mindset that generates social impact. Austin Impact Capital shows social entrepreneurs and investors how to balance these two imperatives effectively, by explaining the nuances of this balance and offering different models to achieve it.
Austin Impact Capital grew out of Founder John Thornborrow’s high level experience creating innovative business models for high-tech companies and his deep commitment to social impact and improving the common good. In Austin Impact Capital, he has combined his financial expertise and personal commitment to social good to create a venture that uses innovative financial models to create sustained social impact.
John is an accomplished executive with 20 years experience in a variety of corporate roles including President, CFO, and COO of organizations ranging from start-up to turn-around and from pre-revenue to $120 million in annual sales. John has expertise in a wide range of industries, including computer software, medical products, Internet e-commerce, Internet networking, network security and web application performance management. Within these industries, his responsibilities have included executive team leadership, personnel management, financial management, operations, sales management, and customer operations.
John has served as a board member for a number of non-profits and foundations including Mission Capital, the Austin Community College Foundation, Mother’s Milk Bank at Austin, and the Discover Hope Fund.