“Green investment and VCs that are very much looking to support the social enterprise sector are quite prominent nowadays. So what we really want to do is find investors who are aligned with our business ideals”
This time three years ago, Emily Beere was selling software to Wall St investment bankers. She has since joined the founding team of Thriftify, a social enterprise dedicated to turning charity shops into cutting-edge online retailers. Yet the Kildare saleswoman has lost nothing of her appetite for growth and tells Thomas Hubert the company is now pitching to investors who want to achieve positive impacts while making money: "It's not a not-for-profit. We do make profits, but it's very much the social impact and doing good business that are at the forefront of what we do."