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Investors' Circle

Angel Group · 299 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

Story2

Education

Nepris, Inc

Education

UltraCell Insulation

Clean Technology

visit.org

Travel

Tiny Farms Inc.

Agriculture

MilkCrate

Software

Avancen MOD Corporation

Medical Devices and Equipment

One Degree Solar

Consumer Products

CodeMonkey Studios

Education

Feelgoodz

Consumer Products

EnergySage

Internet / Web Services

Silvernest

Other

Preferred Industries

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

Preferred Locations

  • United States