Social Enterprise Summit 2019

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Speaker

Mr Adam KYBIRD
Mr Adam KYBIRD
Director of Innovation & Investment Team: Social Innovation and Investment, The Young Foundation, UK

Adam Kybird joins the Young Foundation from Bridges Fund Management, a specialist Impact Investor. Adam leads the Foundation’s work in innovation and investment, working with ventures and entrepreneurs who want to tackle some of the leading social issues. He manages the team that provides incubation and acceleration of early stage ideas as well as running a fund providing pre-seed equity and quasi equity finance to high growth, high impact organisations. Adam previously worked at Bridges Fund Management, a specialist Impact Investor where focused on Social Impact Bonds, leading Bridges’ work in homelessness through investments in homelessness, care leavers and education. He also led investments into travel training programmes for children with special educational needs and supported the Impact Management Project. For the past two years, Adam has sat on the Young Academy’s investment committee, supporting the work of the Young Foundation to provide repayable finance to early stage education ventures.

Adam previously worked for the KPMG Government Strategy Group where he was an Associate Director and focused on providing corporate finance and strategy advice to Local and Central government. Prior to this Adam worked for the Clinton Foundation HIV / AIDS Initiative in Liberia and Indonesia, helping to strengthen national health systems to provide quality treatment for HIV / AIDS patients.