Ed Briscoe founded and leads the team at Weave Social Finance, LLC. Weave launched in 2012 after over 8 years with Greenline Ventures (formerly a division of GMAC Commercial Holdings and Capmark Finance Inc.), an investor, lender, and Community Development Entity. He participated in some of the earliest deals funded by the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program in early 2004. Ed has deep experience in the sourcing, underwriting, impact evaluation, structuring, and closing of NMTC transactions, impact investments, and a variety of mission driven financing products. Ed is an adviser and consultant to various Community Development Entities, non-profits, real estate projects, and triple-bottom line businesses. Ed has facilitated over $350 million in NMTC investments ranging from small retail developments to large rural manufacturing facilities.
Ed also consults with various organizations regarding structured financing and impact investing. Clients include the City of Denver, Colorado Housing Finance Authority, Dana Crawford, and Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver.
In late 2014, Ed founded Impact Charitable, a 501c3 offering donor advised funds that are 100% invested in impact. The organization’s mission is to activate charitable dollars for impact within the over $100 billion donor advised fund market.
Ed has a B.S. in business administration from Samford University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University with concentrations in finance, strategy, and human and organizational performance. Ed maintains a variety of volunteer efforts including tutoring, mentoring, and business consulting with non-profits and social enterprises. He is an investor in and currently serves on the board for Knotty Tie Co., a for-profit social enterprise employing resettled refugees. He also serves on the board of the Colorado Enterprise Fund, a $20MM CDFI focused on small businesses, and serves as the chair of the credit committee.