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Where Education, Health and Cleantech Entrepreneurs Can Find Capital

Investors' Circle increases investment activity in targeted sectors
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Investors' Circle, a network of impact investors, is dedicated to the growth of businesses with high social and environmental impact. As mentioned in Forbes recently, the IC network invested more than $10 million in early-stage enterprises in 2012, and targets are higher for 2013. Some of the exciting companies in Education, Health and Cleantech that raised significant investment through IC in 2012 are:

Crowdfunding for Fall 2012 Impact Entrepreneurs

Investors' Circle launches new opportunity of support
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Investors' Circle launched a brand-new crowdfunding opportunity to the 60 companies currently being reviewed for the IC Fall 2012 Venture Fair & Forum, Oct 24-25 in NYC. Over 225 impact companies applied to IC for funding as an investor network dedicated to supporting early-stage for-profit social and/or environmental entrepreneurs. 12 will be selected to present to 150 investors at the Venture Fair on Oct 24th and the others receive an invitation to showcase throughout the Forum on Oct 25th to 250 attendees.  

From Movement to Marketplace; Celebrating the Evolution of Impact

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.

Impact Enterprises Raising Capital Encouraged To Apply to Investors' Circle

Application Deadline is Friday, August 3rd
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Investors' Circle, a network of impact investors, is dedicated to the growth of businesses with high social and environmental impact.  Early-stage entrepreneurs are invited to apply to present to their network of socially responsible angel investors, venture capitalists, foundations, and family offices at their Fall 2012 Venture Fair & Forum scheduled for October 24-25 in New York.  

Enterprises in these sectors encouraged to apply:

Entrepreneurs Raise Capital with Investors' Circle

Early-stage businesses grow with help from a veteran network.
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Investors' Circle is the oldest, largest and most successful early-stage impact investing network in the world.  Hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices have joined this network over the past two decades to promote the transition to a sustainable economy.

What Do We Do at the End of Free Range Capital?

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I remember singing “Home, Home on the Range” in an endless loop when I was young and wandering through the woods, probably a vestige of hearing Gene Autry crooning. The song’s portrayal of roaming buffalo, deer and antelope playing struck an imaginative chord—it was something about the free spirit, the rare occurrence of a discouraging word and the forever-cloudless sky that felt so right. It certainly suited my privileged youth. I not only bought the myth, I got it for a song!

Cleantech from Canada Welcomed by National Impact Investing Network

Impact Software and Energy Solutions Doing Good in the US
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Now entering its third year conducting online virtual venture fairs, Investors' Circle is pleased to collaborate with the Consulate General of Canada in New York on their first online pitch event for 2013. The new year kick off will present 5 Canadian Cleantech enterprises expanding into and doing business in the US.

Increase in Capital Spending: What does it Mean to Business Sustainability?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Are we finally seeing true indication of a full market recovery?  What impact does capital spending mean to business sustainability?
 
Beyond the speculation and consumer forecasts, recent reports indicated a significant increase in corporate spending as the eventual turning point.  With more positive releases making headlines, this new information has our professional consulting examining the implications to long-term business sustainability.
 

A Venture Fair with Impact: Registration Now Open

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A biannual Venture Fair that regularly results in upwards of 25% of presenting companies receiving investment. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND Investors' Circle members, angel investors, fund managers, family office managers, foundation executives and trustees, wealth, financial and philanthropic advisers and their clients and other accredited investors.

WHAT TO EXPECT Great entrepreneurs that are addressing social and environmental issues. 10-15 high impact deals that are seeking investment now plus a due diligence process that starts right away.
 
REGISTRATION FEES      IC Members: $295   |   Non-Members: $395
 
WED OCT 26  
  • Power of Angel Investing Workshop

  • Funds Roundtable Discussion

  • IC Members Meeting (Prospective Members Welcome)

  • Evening Networking Reception

THU OCT 27  
  • Venture Fair

  • Investors’ Circle Deal Debrief

  • Evening Dine Around

FRI OCT 28  
  • Due Diligence Meetings with Entrepreneurs

  • Networking

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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A biannual Venture Fair that regularly results in upwards of 25% of presenting companies receiving investment. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND Investors' Circle members, angel investors, fund managers, family office managers, foundation executives and trustees, wealth, financial and philanthropic advisers and their clients and other accredited investors.

WHAT TO EXPECT Great entrepreneurs that are addressing social and environmental issues. 10-15 high impact deals that are seeking investment now plus a due diligence process that starts right away.
 
REGISTRATION FEES      IC Members: $295   |   Non-Members: $395
 
WED OCT 26  
  • Power of Angel Investing Workshop

  • Funds Roundtable Discussion

  • IC Members Meeting (Prospective Members Welcome)

  • Evening Networking Reception

THU OCT 27  
  • Venture Fair

  • Investors’ Circle Deal Debrief

  • Evening Dine Around

FRI OCT 28  
  • Due Diligence Meetings with Entrepreneurs

  • Networking

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Mission Aligned Exits - What's Your Method?

Success stories and investment opportunities at Spring Venture Fair
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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. 

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