Mr. Joel Solomon serves as Co-Founding Partner at Renewal Funds. He also is an Angel Investor. He served as Advisor at Main Street Resources. He serves as advisor at Underdog Ventures. He brings a vast network and wealth of deal experience to Renewal Funds. He was instrumental in the development of Renewal Partners and the Endswell Foundation and has led them since their inception in 1994. Renewal Partners has invested in over 75 companies that share its commitment to socially responsible growth. Prior to founding Renewal, he spent ten years building businesses in Nashville's decayed urban core where he co-founded Village Real Estate, CORE development, the Bongo Java chain of coffee houses and roasters and 32 West Corp. (a chain of three independent restaurants). He is a founding member of Social Venture Network (SVN), Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), and Tides Canada. He is Board Chair of Hollyhock Foundation, and sits on numerous other boards and civic engagements. He is a Senior Advisor to RSF Social Finance in San Francisco and is a member of the SVN Hall of Fame. He represents Renewal Funds on the board of Spud.