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This leading social venture capital intermediary supports early-stage private companies that drive the transition to a sustainable economy. Founded in 1992, Investors’ Circle has become one of the nation’s oldest and largest investor networks and the only one devoted specifically to sustainability. Its members and active affiliates are high net-worth individuals, professional venture capitalists, family offices, and foundations. In its first decade, network members invested over $90 million into 147 early-stage private companies and venture funds, working to deliver commercial solutions to social and environmental problems.
Investors’ Circle is a national network of early-stage private equity investors who seek financial, social, and environmental returns on their investments. Businesses that are reviewed by members of Investors' Circle must fall into one or more of these four interest areas: community development, education and media, environment and energy, and health. Minority and woman-led businesses are encouraged to apply as long as the underlying business does not detract from the sustainability and social responsibility values of Investors' Circle.