I often refer to Slow Money as “the CSA of investing.” As with community-supported agriculture, our efforts revolve around informal, direct relationships and shared risk. Slow Money funding is flowing in a variety of ways in dozens of communities across the United States (and a few in Canada and France) — peer-to-peer lending, investment clubs, angel networks and pitch fests at public events large and small.
Impact investing network backs energy-saving window company
December 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Patient Capital Collaborative, an affiliate of Investors' Circle, the world's largest impact investing network, has closed an investment in Indow Windows, allowing the award-winning thermal window insert manufacturer to complete a successful $2.6 million Series A fundraising round.
Collaboration Aims to Attract and Fund Rising Impact Stars
April 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Investors’ Circle Philadelphia (ICP) is pleased to announce a $500,000 commitment for investment into graduates of the Ventures Program at GoodCompany Group (GCV). The ICP-GCV2013 Seed Fund reflects the long-standing collaboration between the two organizations to support social entrepreneurs and a significant private sector response to Mayor Nutter’s leadership in creating the Philadelphia Social Enterprise Partnership.
March 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - After three years of successful collaboration, Investors’ Circle is again providing targeted support to The Hitachi Foundation’s Young Entrepreneurs program – a highlight of which is the Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneur Award.
Core Values Key as the Impact Marketplace Gains Momentum
March 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Think investments should make money and make the world a better place? Members of Investors' Circle do more than ever. "Smart with Heart" is how Bonny Moellenbrock, IC's Executive Director, describes their active network. "It's not just about the dollars. It's about the sense of meaning you share with the entrepreneurs and fellow investors," says Tom Balderston, Managing Director, Sustain VC and IC Member.
A critical mass of impact organizations celebrate significant anniversaries in 2012.
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A critical mass of mission-oriented organizations are all celebrating significant anniversaries in 2012. Some of the names are recognizable far beyond the world of impact, but all share a belief that business can be an agent for positive change.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND Investors’ Circle members, angel investors, philanthropists, fund managers, family office managers, wealth, financial and philanthropic advisers and their clients and other accredited investors ONLY.
Success stories and investment opportunities at Spring Venture Fair
The Investors' Circle network invested more than $12 million into for-profit social and environmental enterprises in 2012 with aims to move even more in 2013. Join one of the most active angel networks in the US (HALO Report) on May 8-9 in San Francisco to hear vetted pitches from 15 high-impact deals that are seeking investment and engage in a due diligence process right away.