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About us

Goodshift is an early stage investment fund for positively focused startups. We support and develop ideas that align good business with postive social outcomes.

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Our team

GoodShift is a team of startup professionals supported by a network of industry leading mentors and experts in residence.

Simon Anquetil

Simon Anquetil

Executive Chairman

Simon Anquetil has over 20 years’ of experience in building businesses: both theoretical knowledge through academic pursuits through...

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Simon Anquetil has over 20 years’ of experience in building businesses: both theoretical knowledge through academic pursuits through to personal commercial experience – particularly in the Technology and Online space.

Simon has a particularly strong interest and expertise in fem-tech and the crucial role of women in the tech industry. He is a regular speaker at conferences and events on female entrepreneurship.

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Startups, by their very nature, represent enourmous potential for impact both as a business venture and for the evolution of ideas. The importance of social responsibility in modern business practice is well understood, but if you want it to be genuine it has be more than just a bolt-on initiative – it has to be embedded in the core of what you do. This is why we created GoodShift; to evolve positively focused ideas into businesses with great capacity for positive impact.

Our team of entrepreneurs-in-residence are serial entrepreneurs who now work with the startups at GoodShift to offer advice, support and mentorship based on lessons learnt in their respective fields.

Our mentors have varied experience across many roles within the startup lifecycle and ecosystem. Their advice will help fill the gaps in your launch and growth strategy.

Hans van Gent

Hans van Gent,

Belgium
Client Service Director
of Digital

Havas Worldwide

Sami Viitamäki

Sami Viitamäki,

US
Executive Digital
Director

Havas New York

Vidar Andersen

Vidar Andersen,

Germany
Innovation and Digital
Transformation

Andersen & Associates

Ashran Dato' Ghazi

Ashran Dato' Ghazi,

Malaysia
Chief Executive
Officer

MaGIC

Shannon Kalayanamitr

Shannon Kalayanamitr,

Thailand
Co-Founder & Chief
Marketing Officer

Orami

Fadi Bishara

Fadi Bishara,

US
Founder & CEO

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Shauna Causey

Shauna Causey,

US
Tech Startup VP

KUOW/NPR

Our shared services team are dedicated to delivering your product to the market quickly, efficiently, and beautifully.

Damon Birrell

Damon Birrell

Director of Communications
ziggy cheng

Ziggy Cheng

Head of Operations
Andre Malmberg

Andre Malmberg

Head of Design
Kevin Coelho

Kevin Coelho

Designer
Angie Crosland

Angie Crosland

Executive Assistant to Simon Anquetil

Startups

Upcoming EVENTS

SHIFT HAPPENS:
FRIDAY DRINKS, BBQ, & PITCHES
28 April, 2017
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OPEN HOUSE BREAKFAST @ GOODSHIFT
11 May, 2017
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E27
Thailand
15 - 16 May, 2017
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The Next Web
Amsterdam
18 - 19 May, 2017
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F$#! UP NIGHT
31 May, 2017
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E27 Asia Summit
Singapore
28 - 29 June, 2017
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Blog

How Social Good Startups Can Appeal To Investors

April 20, 2017
At GoodShift, we like to champion social good startups. Recently, we’ve looked at startups...
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Yale’s Guide To Becoming A Socially Good Entrepreneur

April 14, 2017
Ever wanted to know what you need to do to weave environmental and social...
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This Michigan Startup Wants To Fill Us Time-Starved Folks Up In Minutes

April 13, 2017
We write a lot about social good entrepreneurs and startups on the blog here...
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What Australian Startups Are Doing About Extreme Weather

April 12, 2017
Cyclone Debbie didn’t pull her punches when she swept through Queensland earlier this month....
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What You Didn’t Know About Jeff Bezos’ Philanthropy

April 11, 2017
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is well-known for his secrecy, something which Amazon’s...
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5 Giving Back Strategies Your Startup Can Adopt

April 10, 2017
So, you want to give something back to the community? The question is how...
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Why A Startup Got $30 Million To Change The Garbage Sector

April 7, 2017
Each year around the world, businesses pay serious $$$ in rent for their garbage....
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6 Top Green Startup Trends For 2017

April 6, 2017
Startup trends come and go. But one trend that is showing no signs of...
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Social Responsibility is Good For business

April 5, 2017
It’s no secret that corporations exist for the primary purpose of making profit for...
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4 Ways to Build a Business With Purpose

April 4, 2017
Success is not merely measured by how money you make; it’s also measured by...
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