Derek Denckla is an impact investor, strategic advisor and serial social entrepreneur. He advises early stage for-profit and non-profit enterprises seeking sustainable success. He founded and directs non-profit Slow Money NYC since 2011 – a growing community of 1300 linked through networking events aiming to increase investment in and success of local, sustainable food and farm businesses, such as the annual Food + Enterprise Summit. Denckla manages Foodshed Investors NY, first angel investor network dedicated to funding local and sustainable food business guided by Slow Money Principles. He provides private investment capital and sustainable business advice through his firm, Denckla Projects, advising and investing in such companies as Egg Restaurant, Mouth.com, Liddabit Sweets, Cracked Candy, MetaMenu, C-Fu Foods, Brooklyn Food Works, Red Hook Community Farm, Local Farms Fund, Blue Marble Organic Ice Cream, Greenbelt Condos and others. Denckla is invited to write and speak regularly on impact investing and sustainable food and farm enterprise development.