Steve Podmore, founder and CEO of Transform Global, is a seasoned entrepreneur and impact investor with an insatiable passion for sustainable innovation and development. He holds a diploma from Gloucestershire College of Arts & Technology and completed his high school education at Heathfield High School in Congleton. Podmore's career highlights include creating and leading multiple ventures aimed at unlocking vast pools of untapped potential to address the world's most pressing challenges, including poverty, climate change, and resource depletion.
Podmore's latest venture, Transform Global, aims to create a blueprint for a Sustainable Innovation and Development Bank that can raise and deploy highly innovative impact investment funds to strategically address the Sustainable Development Goals. With over 15 years of experience, Steve is highly adept at identifying systemic challenges and developing solutions that can speed up intelligent funding mechanisms for early-stage sustainable innovation, development, and rollout activities. Transform Global's innovative "butterfly basket" portfolio structure allows it to make a large number of early-stage investments annually, with fewer investments receiving more capital through multiple stages to generate both risk-taking and financial returns on a fund level.
In addition to Transform Global, Steve has also founded FundingTheGlobalGoals.tv and BIGCrowd, both of which support big impact game-changers that address the Sustainable Development Goals. BIGCrowd uses crowd-powered incentive competitions to incentivize individuals worldwide to do good and do well, while fundingtheglobalgoals.tv is a media platform and TV channel that can build a community and audience of those interested in everything related to funding the global goals.