Kevin Doyle JonesCo-Founder, Neighborhood Economics
Kevin Jones is a serial entrepreneur. Successful seven out of eight times in startups and turnarounds, he repeatedly built information businesses in emerging technology or finance markets, from aquaculture to b2b internet commerce to social enterprise.
He co created Social Capital Markets, SOCAP, the market at the intersection of money and meaning, to validate the category of social enterprise and impact investing. He has been a successful impact venture capitalist and founded and co owns four Impact Hubs in the U.S.
He is now deeply involved with the Runway Project, working on the friends and family capital gap for marginalized communities, creating wealth through entrepreneurship.
He has been a columnist for Forbes and started as a country weekly newspaper editor in the poorest county of Mississippi, where his reporting sent the sheriff to Parchman Penitentiary on 53 counts of fraud. Kevin led an unsuccessful malaria project in Mozambique. His photography is in demand in galleries. He is married with two children and two grandsons and lives on a farm on a river near Asheville, NC. He once tried to charm a cobra in Rajasthan and once got in a fight with the Russian mafia. He knew what he was doing with the cobra. He survived both encounters.