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Social Venture Circle (SVC)

Angel Group · 261 Members · Durham, NC, USA · ACA
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About this Program

SVC, formerly IC-SVN is the world’s largest and most active early-stage impact investing network.

Our Investment Focus

SVC, formerly IC-SVN seeks early-stage companies whose businesses address significant social or environmental issues.  


SVC currently seeks applications for Local Networks pitch meetings in New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Colorado. If you are based in one of these geographies or have a significant operating presence there, you are also encouraged to apply to be considered for fall pitch meetings in these geographies. Applications for Local Network pitch opportunities are accepted on a rolling basis. You only need to apply once; your application will automatically be considered for as many pitch opportunities as possible. The fee to apply is $25.


Applications to SVC are made available to our member network via Gust and screened by the IC-SVN team. Appropriate applications are then shared with select IC-SVN members. 


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: SVC 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. 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


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

Sustrana LLC

Software

Story2

Education

Portapure

Clean Technology

Querium Corp

Education

Agora Fund

Internet / Web Services

Locus Energy

Clean Technology

UtilityAPI

Clean Technology

Silvernest

Other

CleanFiber

Clean Technology

visit.org

Travel

Tiny Farms Inc.

Agriculture

Bioceptive, Inc.

Medical Devices and Equipment

PittMoss

Agriculture

Castlewood Surgical Inc.

Medical Devices and Equipment

Papatel

Fintech

1908 Brands, Inc.

Consumer Products

CNote

Fintech

Sevamob

Healthcare Services

Rivertop Renewables

Clean Technology

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

Feelgoodz

Consumer Products

Rebound Technologies

Industrial/Energy

Zulama, Inc

Education

ULTRA Testing

IT Services

Go Pay LLC

Financial Services

Silvernest

Other

Simply Good Jars

Food and Beverage

Thrupore Technologies, Inc.

Chemicals and Chemical Products

Listenwise

Education

School House

Consumer Products

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

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Durham, NC, USA
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Colorado, US
  • Pennsylvania, US
  • New York, US

Preferred Financials

  • Capital Seeking
  • $200,000 - $3,000,000
  • Valuation
  • -