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To catalyze the flow of capital to for-profit companies that provide social and environmental solutions.
Investors' Circle acheives its mission by:
The transformation to a sustainable economy.
Founded in 1992, Investors’ Circle is the oldest, largest and most successful early-stage impact investing network worldwide. Together with hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices, we have propelled $166 million into 265 enterprises and funds dedicated to improving the environment, education, health, and community. We aim to move $100 million more by 2020. Impact Investing Happens Here.
Members include high net worth individuals, venture capitalists, investment advisors, family office managers and foundation officers.
The annual fee for an individual or Network membership is $2000 plus a one-time initiation fee of $1000 - which includes registration for your first IC Venture Fair & Forum plus Power of Angel Investing workshop, a $1500 value).
The annual fee for an institutional or Nexus Membership is $5000 (which allows for up to five people on the membership and includes greater visibility within the IC network).
We, as a community of investors, share abiding concerns and a sense of urgency to invest in ventures that are addressing environmental and social issues. Although there is no investment requirement at present, IC encourages members to invest in the companies that circulate and present at the venture fairs. Doing deals is important to continue the momentum that IC has created in the marketplace and adds value both to the companies and to our own investment process.
To catalyze the flow of greater investment, we also offer the Patient Capital Collaborative managed by SustainVC, a pooled angel investment vehicle for IC members.
Two-thirds of IC members are individual angel investors; the other third are institutional investors.
As an IC member, you are part of a growing, nationwide movement to support the transition to a sustainable economy. You will build personal as well as co-investment relationships at members-only gatherings. You will develop your skillset and share your knowledge around impact investing. Read more about becoming an Investors' Circle member in our Become a Member section of our website.
While Investors' Circle is proud to be a national - and even international network - we are also working to build strong regional presence throughout the US. If you are looking for IC members in your area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to connect you with members near you.
Investors' Circle members come from a wide range of backgrounds, with varied industry experiences and interests. We would be happy to connect you with similarly-interested members. Please email email@example.com for this information.
Since 1992, Investors’ Circle has facilitated the flow of over $166 million into more than 265 for-profit private companies and small venture funds focusing on social and environmental solutions.
Checks written by IC members range in size from $5,000 to $100,000. Investors invest individually, or with a syndicate of members. The average investment in a company by a syndicate of members is $250,000.
Anyone can recommend companies by encouraging them to go to the “Entrepreneurs - Our Funding Process” link on the IC website. As a member of IC, you are allowed to circulate deals free of charge if you are already invested in the deal or if you are part of the management team.
Using the GUST deal hosting platform, IC coordinates due diligence teams for each company that has received investor interest. This online due diligence platform is a place for investors to share their knowledge, interest levels, and general opinions about the quality of each company and investment opportunity. IC staff also organize and host conference calls for interested IC members and companies.