August 2, 2023

Sherry Shannon-Vanstone - Profound Impact

Episode Information

The gap between the $300 Bn funding available for research in private and public organisations and where those funds are needed has a massive macro impact on society. Profound Impact, which started initially in helping impact led researchers communicate their value, has now applied machine learning models to the entire universe of grant and funding process to better connect funding available with the individuals and institutions best able to leverage or win those funds.

The process of grant funding is opaque and inefficient which takes away the researcher from the actual work of research, research that drives breakthrough outcomes for humanity

Sherry reminds us to think big but act in an ultra focused way to get to market, never to be too proud to build something simple that has discrete value in service of the larger objective.


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