Our Funding Process

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After reading the criteria below, click here to apply through our online system.
There is a $25 fee for all new applications. 


PITCH OPPORTUNITIES


APPLICATION BENEFITS

After successfully submitting your company application on Gust, your company will be: 

  • Posted on IC's secure online deal database, Gust, and made available for our member network to see and review
  • Considered to present at an upcoming IC Local Network meeting if there is a local network in your region 
  • Considered to join our IC Entrepreneur Community

CRITERIA 

Our network of investors looks for for-profit enterprises that are solving social and/or environmental issues. IC companies strive to solve some of the world's toughest challenges through creative, sustainable, and scalable business models. 

SOCIAL AND/OR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

IC investors focus on the following industries:

  • Clean Energy & Clean-tech
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Global Economic Development
  • Global Health Delivery
  • Health-tech
  • Medical Devices
  • Software, Apps, Ecommerce, Websites that address social and/or environmental challenges
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Sustainable Apparel
  • Sustainable Consumer Products
  • Sustainable Foods & Beverages
  • Sustainable Infrastructure & Materials
  • Water-tech
  • Wellness

DEAL STAGE

IC investors strongly prefer:

  • Early-stage companies that have gone to market and achieved some degree of traction
  • Business models that are post proof-of-concept, demonstrated by contracts, revenues, strategic partnerships, etc.
  • Companies that expect to achieve $5 million in annual revenues within the next five years
  • Companies that plan to scale and ultimately pursue an exit strategy   

FINANCING NEEDS

The companies that are most successful at IC are those that

  • Are raising between $50,000 and $3 million
  • Have been referred from other investors and investment groups
  • Have previously raised capital and/or have a open round with capital already committed

OTHER IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS

IC investors are especially interested in companies with:

  • A qualified and inspiring management team
  • Strong IP protection (if applicable)

IC investors do not consider applications from:

  • Individuals, projects or technologies - only fully formed companies
  • Businesses that are in concept-stage only
  • Companies that are religion-based
  • Purely non-profit organizations (We will accept applications from for-profit subsidiaries or partners of non-profits)
  • Venture funds