The Team is a project of Realize Impact, a 501(c)3 nonprofit focused on helping fund and support impactful startups.


Matt Eldridge

Matt is an entrepreneur with experience spearheading strategic initiatives in the U.S., Europe and Africa, successfully funding, launching and scaling mission-driven, for-profit and nonprofit ventures, including: Online Video Service, Thalassa Solutions Group, and IslandWood.

Matt graduated from Stanford with a BA in Political Science, earned his Masters in Political Studies from the University of Cape Town, and holds a MBA from Yale.

 Luni Libes

Luni is a 25+ year serial entrepreneur, most recently founder of Fledge, the conscious company accelerator, along with the Entrepreneur in Residence at Presidio Graduate School.  Luni is the author of The Next Step series of guidebooks on entrepreneurship, and The Pinchot Impact Index, outlining a technique for measuring impact across a portfolio of companies.

Luni is an active impact investor through Fledge, Toniic, and Investors’ Circle and shares his stories annually at SOCAP and periodically on his blog.