AMY CORTESE

AMY CORTESE

AMY CORTESE

Author and Journalist | Locavesting/New York Times

Amy Cortese is a journalist, author, editor, trend-spotter, and thought leader, with interests from business to food. She is a leading thinker/speaker in local investing, community capital, fintech & new economy issues. She was named a “Top 30 Crowdfunding Thought Leader,” and Change Agent in Residence, Pinchot, 2014. Her latest venture: investibule.co, is opening the door to community-based investing.

Ms. Cortese has been published in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, MoJo, Conscious Co., B the Change, Edible Manhattan & more.

Her book, Locavesting (Wiley 2011), about the grassroots local investing movement, grew from a piece she wrote in the NYT Magazine’s 2008 ‘Year in Ideas’ issue. Joseph Stiglitz calls it “an inspiring look at what local businesses can achieve.” SmallKnot founder Jay Lee: “If Michael Pollan changed the way you think about food, let Amy Cortese change the way you think about finance.” It’s been covered by MSNBC, WNYC, Fast Co, Reuters, Salon & more.