Get to Know Social Venture Circle
Social Venture Circle is the world’s largest and most active early-stage impact investing network. We have been finding, fostering, and funding startup innovation for over 25 years. Our community of angel investors, venture capitalists, foundations, and family offices has invested over $200 million into more than 300 enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health, and community.
IC partners use their industry expertise to help us build the impact investing marketplace and scale solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
"Our partnership with Social Venture Circle goes beyond the investment marketplace; it affords us the opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of people in our community. We are dedicated to supporting their mission to serve enterprises in the Greater Philadelphia Area that are addressing social and environmental challenges."
- Lou Rappaport, Partner, Blank Rome LLP
"Orrick has been proud to support IC as the network has played a key role in developing the impact investing ecosystem in New York. Orrick and IC are aligned in our commitment to support innovative entrepreneurs who aim to build companies that create positive social, environmental, and financial outcomes for investors, employees, and the community. We look forward to continuing to work with IC as the network expands and helps create meaningful change in New York and around the world."
- Perry Teicher, Impact Finance Attorney, Orrick
"Investor’s Circle has proven to be an excellent partner as we work to support the thriving and growing impact investing community in Colorado. Their decades-long experience in bringing investors together and sourcing deals is unmatched."
- Dominick Sekich, Moye White
"We are happy to be the IC NC local host partner and find it rewarding to help support the early-stage impact investing ecosystem. Interacting with IC members provides us with additional perspective on what impact investors are looking for when evaluating investment opportunities which, in turn, helps us better counsel our clients. We are also able to share our broad base of experience with early-stage companies and different types of investors with the IC members to enrich their experience as well."
- Dan Fuchs, Hutchison PLLC
"Morgan Lewis is proud to sponsor IC in Boston to help spread the word about impact investing to the larger Boston angel investor community. IC meetings are a great opportunity to meet not only impact investors and investees but also thought leaders in the field. At one IC meeting meeting we met a Northeastern University professor who teaches impact investing and we are now working with her to set up a student-led impact investment fund there that will be focused on the local Boston community."
- Carl Valenstein, Morgan Lewis
"IC has effectively engaged leading practitioners and investors to inform our SEAD initiative and was instrumental in connecting global health investors together to help share deals and learnings about how to build a more robust investment market for global health."
- Cathy Clark, CASE i3 at Duke