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Investors' Circle

Angel Group · 294 Members · Durham, NC, USA · ACA
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About this Program

Investors’ Circle is the world’s largest and most active early-stage impact investing network.

Our Investment Focus

Investors' Circle seeks early or expansion-stage companies whose businesses address significant social or environmental issues.


Typically these companies are focused in the following sectors: - Clean Energy & Clean Technology - Community Development - Education - Global Economic Development - Global Health Delivery - Health Technology - Medical Devices - Software, Applications, Ecommerce, Websites, etc., that Address Social and/or Environmental Challenges - Sustainable Agriculture - Sustainable Apparel - Sustainable Consumer Products - Sustainable Foods & Beverages - Sustainable Infrastructure & Materials - Water Technology - Wellness


Deal Stage: We consider private companies in many different deal stages including early, expansion and growth. We do not consider individuals or technologies, only fully-formed companies. Companies that do not expect to generate revenues of at least $5 million within the next 5 years will not be accepted.


Financing Needs: We do not accept companies with capital needs greater than $3 million as that amount is beyond the capacity of our angel network. Companies with capital needs between $200k and $3m tend to gain the greatest interest from our investors.


Scalability: Investors’ Circle members are interested in maximizing social and environmental impact as well as financial return. For this reason, companies that have a potential for national or international growth tend to find more interest within our network than companies that do not have such potential. For example, we will consider a submission from a company that sells organic coffee to retailers across the country but not from a company that is launching a single, local, organic coffee shop.


Other Criteria: We do not accept applications from purely non-profit organizations. We will accept for-profit subsidiaries or partners of non-profits. Investors’ Circle does consider non-US companies, but these companies should be aware that our members are primarily interested in US-based firms due to the complications of investing in foreign companies. The most likely way that a foreign enterprise would find interest among Investors’ Circle is as a US-based firm with operations overseas. Fees for our services must be paid in US dollars. Key Characteristics Companies that are most likely to find interest within our membership will have a combination of the following characteristics: * A strong management team * A clear understanding of their market(s) * Legally defensible technology * Third party product or business model verification * Clear commitment to a social and/or environmental mission

Portfolio


Listenwise

Education

EnSolve Biosystems

Clean Technology

Edthena

Education

Transparent Health Group

Healthcare Services

Sundolier, Inc.

Clean Technology

aWhere

Software

Thread LLC

Other

MovingWorlds, SPC

Internet / Web Services

Empower Micro Systems

Clean Technology

LoMoMarket

Retailing / Distribution

Sustrana LLC

Software

Story2

Education

The Lancaster Food Company

Food and Beverage

Portapure

Clean Technology

Querium Corp

Education

Agora Fund

Internet / Web Services

Locus Energy

Clean Technology

UtilityAPI

Clean Technology

Silvernest

Other

UltraCell Insulation

Clean Technology

visit.org

Travel

Tiny Farms Inc.

Agriculture

Zagster

Business Products

Bioceptive, Inc.

Medical Devices and Equipment

Castlewood Surgical Inc.

Medical Devices and Equipment

Papatel

Fintech

CNote

Fintech

Sevamob

Healthcare Services

Rivertop Renewables

Clean Technology

MilkCrate

Software

Indow Windows

Clean Technology

MilkCrate

Software

Grower's Secret Inc

Consumer Products

One Degree Solar

Consumer Products

Micro Energy Credits Corp

Clean Technology

CodeMonkey Studios

Education

Change Finance, PBC

Financial Services

Feelgoodz

Consumer Products

Rebound Technologies

Industrial/Energy

Thread

Clean Technology

Silvernest

Other

Zulama, Inc

Education

ULTRA Testing

IT Services

Go Pay LLC

Financial Services

BeneStream

Software

Runa LLC

Consumer Products

School House

Consumer Products

VOZ

Fashion

BlocPower

Software

Preferred Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Clean Technology
  • Consumer Products
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Beverage
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial/Energy
  • Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Retailing / Distribution
  • Software

Preferred Locations

  • United States