‘Shopify Mafia’ Aims to Become Bigger Force in Angel Investing
Every week, the phones of more than two dozen current and former Shopify employees ping with alerts for a new group chat on Signal, the encrypted messaging app. The chat—dubbed Shopify Angels by its participants—has become a gathering spot for a new generation of investors connected through ...
State of Social Finance in Canada 2021 – Table of Impact Investment Practitioners
(Not out yet!) A study commissioned by the Investment Readiness Program to inform the implementation of the Canada social finance strategy by identifying gaps and opportunities for impact investment intermediaries.
Distribute Commons, Not Commodities by Nathan Schneider
The people contributing their work, their data, and their imagination to make technology valuable should receive value in return. All of us, no matter what we contribute, should benefit because a truly distributed web should be a commons for everyone.
The Equitable Economy Fund is an equity fund designed to provide capital that can accelerate cooperatively owned and shared ownership companies, while also providing a financial return to investors. One investment buys a diversified portfolio of multiple cooperatives and shared ownership companies, with focused follow-on capital to the best companies. The objective of the fund … Continue reading The Equitable Economy Fund →
Kachuwa Impact Fund | Investment Cooperative | United States
Based in Colorado, Kachuwa Impact Fund (pronounced KAW-choo-wuh) is an investment cooperative and public benefit corporation focused on owning and operating “impact real estate” and investing in privately held “impact companies.”
Impact Investors Need to Share Power, Not Just Capital (SSIR)
Lack of access to capital is a longstanding and well-known barrier to equity for communities of color and women, but overcoming systemic injustices will take more than moving money. How investments are made, and the power dynamics behind those decisions, need to change, too.