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Hi friends, welcome to Episode #1 of the Evolving Earth podcast! Listen on Apple Podcasts here On this show we’re going to explore various themes on this show including futurism, culture, social entrepreneurship, personal development, art, music and more. Welcome to the adventure. In this episode I sit down with Darren Kelly, entrepreneur, investor, fellow Canadian. *** Prolific entrepreneur and investor Darren Kelly has a unique perspective on creating companies and doing good in the world. As an successful investment banker, investor and social entrepreneur he walks us through his story of building early internet companies, to emigrating from Canada, to investing and helping grow Penda Health in Kenya.  Darren also runs the Southern Sun Angel Capital Group. If you are raising capital check them out here In this first of a series of episodes on social entrepreneurship we discuss starting out as an entrepreneur, and walk through Darren’s story as he goes from rural Alberta to Harvard Business school and finally to Africa. Darren has created a handful of successful companies, and helped to start Penda Health in Kenya ( Darren is one of my all time favorite humans, and I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. **** This episode of the podcast is brought to you by GetFunded, the fundraising program I created for entrepreneurs. If you are creating something and need funding head on over to to learn more.

Darren’s Bio:

Darren Kelly is an angel investor and digital media executive with 25 years of media, tech, online advertising and enterprise software experience. Mr. Kelly was a pioneer in social media marketing. He has expertise in the monetization of display, search and social media, and is a specialist in managing growth in entrepreneurial environments. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with investment banking, venture capital, negotiation, and exit structuring experience. Mr. Kelly was a management consultant at Bain. He holds a B. Commerce from the University of Alberta and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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