I’m going to assume (and risk looking like an ass) but I think the point DHH was making was to point out the ridiculous cycle of venture capital and startups. B-c0rps are amazing (my company is going through the process to become one), but they treat a symptom not the cause. Individual companies can elect to become B-corps but it’s a small drop in the bucket when it comes to the VC treadmill. How might we change the relationship between investors/early-stage money and startups? How might we shift the mentality around growth/profitability?
Impact investors are one angle that I’ve seen VC move toward. Same thing with effective altruism. The difficulty is that there’s no easy way to distinguish some legitimate impact investor from one that just claims that they are.