Bob Pattillo Angel 2013....
Living in: Atlanta, GA — United States
- - Founder of Gray Ghost Ventures and First Light
- - Board Member at Catalyst
- - Board Member ASA Foundation
- - Board Member at MIT-Legatum Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Geographic Interest: North America, South Asia, Global
Expertise: Business Strategy / Planning, Entrepreneurship, Raising...
"Founder of Gray Ghost Ventures, CEO of First Light Ventures"
Describe yourself briefly.
Bob is an entrepreneur. He likes to start stuff. Some folks find him permanently outside the box. He began work in microfinance in 1998 and sold his real-estate business in 2003 to focus solely on social investment and enterprise development. He founded Gray Ghost Ventures in 2003 as a regional microfinance equity fund incubator. The success of Gray Ghost has led to investment in enterprises serving low-income customers in developing countries. Current investments within the Gray Ghost family include Cell Bazaar, a mobile-phone “Craig’s List” service for farmers in Bangladesh, D.Light, the inventor and distributor of solar-powered LED lamps in rural India; and the Indian School Finance Company, a lender to schools serving low-income families. Day-to-day, he serves as the CEO of First Light Ventures, a sister enterprise to Gray Ghost Ventures that invests in social entrepreneurs at the idea and pilot stage. First Light is also executing the Village Bank, a global pilot of entrepreneurs selecting their peers for investment (Full Disclosure: First Light Ventures partnered with the Unreasonable Institute to establish the Unreasonable Village Fund as part of their global pilot).