The Boston Impact Initiative invests in enterprises throughout Eastern Massachusetts that address the growing wealth gap and ecological challenges of our times. They believe that there won’t be any change in the fundamental conditions that contribute to persistent poverty and injustice until and unless we create the opportunity for people to own and control their future. Their ambition is to build a model that other investors can contribute to in Boston, as well as to share their learning with communities elsewhere.
Capital Sisters International was created as a platform to advance economic justice and financial inclusion for marginalized women entrepreneurs in the informal sector. The mission of Capital Sisters International is to connect impoverished women in developing countries who need tiny business loans with investors willing to provide them. Capital Sisters delivers its mission through two programs, an Investment Program and an Advocacy Program. The Investment Program provides capital to microfinance institutions in developing countries. The Advocacy Program works to raise awareness about the need for more enabling public policy on financial inclusion.
Hub Bay Area is where change goes to work, the first type of business of its kind in the US: a co-working space, event series, and set of networking services and supports for change makers. The founders also host the conference SOCAP, a San Francisco gathering of socially minded investors and entrepreneurs.
I am a founding investor in Hub Bay Area. Having visited the London Hub, I was thrilled to play a role in bringing this concept of sharing space, building community and nurturing social entrepreneurs in this country. Equity. [Infrastructure]
Hub Cities is dedicated to proving the model that when a group of talented, dedicated, and creative individuals with shared values and aligned aspirations come together in a collaborative environment, new ideas flourish, businesses grow, and positive social change is given a framework to build upon continued successes.
Hub Cities is providing support to this social change incubation movement nationwide. We love that Hubs are growing, sprouting up and are building a nationwide, and worldwide community of folks concerned about and working toward solutions to our world's greatest problems. Equity. [Infrastructure]
A physical space where community leaders and social entrepreneurs can join together, cross pollinate, bloom and thrive—creating an ecosystem that is bio-diverse, multicultural, and uniquely Oakland.
Hub Oakland is the first Hub to be founded by women and entrepreneurs of color. We are taking the Hub concept of supporting entrepreneurs working to move our city and our world forward to the next level. Beyond a beautiful shared workspace and event space, is a thriving community of change makers. We are proud to be celebrating our first anniversary in February 2015. Come on by to 2323 Broadway! Equity, Debt, and Lease Guarantee. [Infrastructure] [Local Business] [Underserved Communities]
ImpactAssets is a nonprofit financial services firm that increases the flow of capital into investments that deliver financial, social and environmental returns. Through their innovative Donor Advised Fund model, our funds are invested in Sevamob, Waste Capital Partners, and will soon be deployed into Clean NG, Lipisha, StreetOwl, and Save Energy Systems.
I have been impressed with Tim's trail blazing. I am honored to be investing in this DAF product that promises to revolutionize the way both individuals and institutions invest their charitable dollars. I also see great potential to channel more and diversified dollars to entrepreneurs doing good work. With a minimum investment of $2,500 per company, I see Impact Assests as lowering the bar to entry of impact venture investing, which is exciting.
Solar Mosaic is a crowd-funding style investment platform for large/commercial/community space solar installations.
Solar Mosaic is revolutionizing the way we do both energy and investing. For as little as $25 you can go on their website and choose a community solar project that you would like to invest in for an interest rate of 4-5%. Their team is taking this field to the next level and beyond in an inclusive and sustainable way, democratizing impact investing by lowering the minimums. Equity and Debt. [Sustainability] [Infrastructure]
SJF Ventures is a venture fund focused on the resource efficiency, sustainability and technology-enhanced services sectors. Representative investment areas include efficiency and infrastructure, asset recovery including reuse and recycling, sustainable agriculture and food safety, health and wellness technology, education technology and digital media and marketing services.
Nia is invested with SJF because they are active in job creation.
“To|Someone – Good Email” is a startup revolutionizing the way we engage with email. To|Someone combines immediate real time events with rich historical data to help answer the toughest questions about retention, growth, and engagement, helping large organizations make informed decisions with historical & real time data.
Worth Financial Holdings
Worth Financial Holdings, composed of digital platforms DailyWorth and WorthFM, marries one of the leading names in women's financial media with an automated money management service designed to increase a woman’s net worth as well as her knowledge about personal finance.