The Catalyze Podcast

Episode #14: Tanay Tatum Edwards - FreeCap, the Prison Industrial Complex, Divestment, and Impact Investment

Episode Summary

In this episode, I speak with Tanay Tatum-Edwards. Tanay Tatum-Edwards is the founder and CEO of FreeCap, an investment firm leveraging the power of capital markets to reform the criminal justice system. Prior to FreeCap, Tanay worked in business development and marketing for MicroVest Capital Management, where she developed a lifelong commitment to using investment strategies to create systemic social change. She founded FreeCap as a way to use the tools she learned through impact investing to address criminal justice inequities head-on. Tanay is the recipient of multiple fellowships, including an Echoing Green Black Male Achievement Fellowship, a Fulbright ETA to South Africa, and the Ann Cornelisen Language Fellowship to Ecuador. She also holds a BA in Africana Studies and Sociology from Vassar College and an MA in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University. In this episode of The Catalyze Podcast, Tanay Tatum-Edwards and I talk about FreeCap, the prison industrial complex, divestment, impact investing, the policing of brown and black bodies and so much more! You can find Tanay here: Website: https://www.freecapfinancial.com/ Instagram: @tanaytatum

Episode Notes

In this episode, I speak with Tanay Tatum-Edwards.

Tanay Tatum-Edwards is the founder and CEO of FreeCap, an investment firm leveraging the power of capital markets to reform the criminal justice system. Prior to FreeCap, Tanay worked in business development and marketing for MicroVest Capital Management, where she developed a lifelong commitment to using investment strategies to create systemic social change. She founded FreeCap as a way to use the tools she learned through impact investing to address criminal justice inequities head-on. Tanay is the recipient of multiple fellowships, including an Echoing Green Black Male Achievement Fellowship, a Fulbright ETA to South Africa, and the Ann Cornelisen Language Fellowship to Ecuador. She also holds a BA in Africana Studies and Sociology from Vassar College and an MA in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University.  

In this episode of The Catalyze Podcast, Tanay Tatum-Edwards and I talk about FreeCap, the prison industrial complex, divestment, impact investing, the policing of brown and black bodies and so much more!  

 

You can find Tanay here:  

Website: https://www.freecapfinancial.com/

Instagram: @tanaytatum