Philip Martin is the CEO of Censible. Prior to founding the company in 2015, Philip served as a Principal of Martin Investment Management, LLC, and a Quantitative Analyst and Senior Trader at WH Trading, LLC in both Chicago and London. Philip graduated from Dartmouth College with a A.B. in Mathematics and Engineering, and a B.E. from the Dartmouth College Thayer School of Engineering.

Philip Martin is the CEO of Censible. Prior to founding the company in 2015, Philip served as a Principal of Martin Investment Management, LLC, and a Quantitative Analyst and Senior Trader at WH Trading, LLC in both Chicago and London. Philip graduated from Dartmouth College with a A.B. in Mathematics and Engineering, and a B.E. from the Dartmouth College Thayer School of Engineering.

Describe your venture in 8 words or less.

 

Online investment advisor simplifying and personalizing mindful investing.

 

What brought you to realize the need for your venture in the world?

Every day, we’re bombarded with new information about the social and environmental costs of our purchases, information that helps us make responsible spending decisions. But what if we want to make responsible investing decisions?

If you’re really wealthy, you can hire an asset manager to invest your money your way. But if you’re like the rest of us, there may not be as many options. For the most part, you either try to do it yourself, or opt for cookie-cutter solutions that may not focus on financials or fully align with your personal values.

That’s why we built Censible - because we believe there should be a simple way for you to grow your wealth while investing according to your personal values.

 

If your venture succeeds in its mission, what would the world look like?

Our mission is to build a community of mindful investors; investors who not only measure performance in profit and return but who are conscious of their investments’ impact on society. We believe that together, we can become change agents for society, influencing company behavior to build a better world.

 

What brings you to the Pitch for People in search of human capital to support your org.?

We’re excited to connect with like-minded individuals who agree that profits should have purpose. As a growing team with a big vision, we are always looking to bring on new people who are committed to making a difference.

 

What's a quote or saying that inspires and motivates you?

“The price of greatness is responsibility.” - Winston Churchill

 

What's the best piece of advice you've gotten this week?

Our CTO asked me, “How would this company work if we were in the year 1950?” He’s always reminding us to focus on our core service; technology is just an implementation.