Edward ("Woody") Tasch "is the Chair of the Investors' Circle, an association of over 150 individual and fund investors dedicated to mission-driven, early-stage venture capital investing. Mr. Tasch serves as the President of Commons Capital, a $12.5 million limited liability company organized to manage the Alternative Investment portfolio of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation. He is also chair of the Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation and a director of Chelsea Green Publishers.
"From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Tasch provided consulting services to a number of organizations, including: the Ford Foundation; Aegis Marketing Group, an early-stage health care communications company; Southern Ventures, a socially motivated venture capital fund; and A. de Bekessy & Co., a family investment company. From 1984 to 1989, Mr. Tasch was a principal at Prince Ventures, a $10 million health care and biomedical venture capital fund, where he was involved in all aspects of sourcing, analyzing, negotiating and monitoring investments.
"Mr. Tasch was one of the founders of the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance. He has also served as a Director of a number of other companies and non-profits, including National Mentor, Inc.; Greenway, Inc.; Take the Lead, Inc.; Nantucket Education Trust; and CERES." 
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- Edward Tasch, Community Development Venture Capital Alliance, accessed October 9, 2008.