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Investors Circle

Angel Group · 359 Members · Philadelphia, PA, USA · ACA

About this Program

Investors Circle helps catalyze millions of dollars into startups that are creating an economy that is inclusive and regenerative.

Our Investment Focus

Investors Circle is a program through the American Sustainable Business Network. The mission of Investors Circle is to pull together money, expertise and connections for the people creating a better economy: for our society and the environment, as a powerful, diverse and inclusive community.

Investors Circle accepts applications on a rolling basis with these parameters:

  • Must be a for-profit venture solving social and/or environmental issues.
  • Applicants must be able to speak about how they plan to make an impact, who their organization will impact, the depth or scale of the impact, and how they plan to track those metrics.
  • We look for exceptional and diverse founding teams. Why are you uniquely suited to make your enterprise successful?
  • Entrepreneurs must have a deep understanding of their market and their customers.
  • We’re looking for well thought out and achievable financial plans.
  • Applicants raising between $500k to $3M tend to gain the most traction.
  • Typically, IC investors prefer to see post-proof-of-concept ventures that have signed contracts, revenues, strategic partnerships, etc.

BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and female founding teams are strongly encouraged to apply. IC is open to both equity and alternative deal structures such as debt or revenue based financing.

Apply to present at our national chapter meeting:  Investors Circle seeks applications for our national pitch meetings. Early-stage startups, community driven infinitives, and companies requiring business loans or working capital will be considered. 

Apply to present at our local chapter meeting:  Our local network meetings take place in the Greater Philadelphia & New York areas. If you are based in one of these geographies or have a significant operating presence there, you are encouraged to apply and specifically highlight your local impact. Early-stage startups, companies requiring business loans or working capital, mission-aligned funds, and impact real estate will be considered.

Apply for our Alternative Investment Showcase: There is a growing need for investors and entrepreneurs to rethink how investments are made. We are seeking innovative mission-aligned investment structures that do not depend on a quick exit. Tell us how you are making an impact and how your investment vehicle differs from the traditional VC toolkit. Submissions from early-stage startups, companies requiring business loans or working capital, mission-aligned funds,  impact real estate will be considered. Dream big. There is no limit on the type of submission we will review.  

*Think your project, company, or fund will change the world for the better but doesn’t quite meet our criteria? Email your deck to jillian@asbnetwork.com to be considered. Please subscribe here to get access to ASBN's monthly newsletter.

You only need to apply once to Investors Circle; your application will automatically be considered for as many pitch opportunities as possible.

 

 

Portfolio


Edthena

Education

EnSolve Biosystems

Clean Technology

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

Portapure

Clean Technology

Agora Fund

Internet / Web Services

Locus Energy

Clean Technology

UtilityAPI

Clean Technology

Silvernest

Other

Industrial/Organic

Clean Technology

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

1908 Brands, Inc.

Consumer Products

CNote

Fintech

Sevamob

Healthcare Services

Rivertop Renewables

Clean Technology

MilkCrate

Software

Micro Energy Credits Corp

Clean Technology

Grower's Secret Inc

Agriculture

Rebound Technologies

Industrial/Energy

Feelgoodz

Consumer Products

ULTRA Testing

IT Services

Go Pay LLC

Financial Services

ReCultivateNY, Inc.

Agriculture

Thrupore Technologies, Inc.

Chemicals and Chemical Products

Silvernest

Other

MBF Therapeutics

Biotechnology

Listenwise

Education

EdConnective

Education

WashLB

Consumer Services

School House

Consumer Products

Papatel

Fintech

NeedsList

Internet / Web Services

Goalsetter

Fintech

Zulama, Inc

Education

EMPEQ

Fintech

One Degree Solar

Consumer Products

Purify Fuel Inc.

Clean Technology

Aquacycl

Clean Technology

Re-Nuble

Agriculture

CodeMonkey Studios

Education

Nanno, Inc.

Lifestyle

Spotlight Solar

Clean Technology

StormSensor Inc

Clean Technology

B.PUBLIC Prefab

Construction

Simply Good Jars

Food and Beverage

Suitable

Education

Simply Good Jars

Food and Beverage

Mimikai

Biotechnology

Simply Good Jars

Food and Beverage

Parting Stone

Healthcare Services

Scout

Food and Beverage

Victory Hemp Foods

Food and Beverage

Addinex Technologies, Inc.

Medical Devices and Equipment

KnipBio

Biotechnology

ChromaTan Inc.

Biotechnology

Raise Green

Fintech

Preferred Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Business Products
  • Chemicals and Chemical Products
  • Clean Technology
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Education
  • Electronics / Instrumentation
  • Fashion
  • Financial Services
  • Fintech
  • Food and Beverage
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial/Energy
  • Lifestyle
  • Marine
  • Maritime/Shipping
  • Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Mining
  • Other
  • Real Estate
  • Retailing / Distribution
  • Robotics
  • Semiconductors
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Telecommunications
  • Travel

Preferred Locations

  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • United States