crowdfunding + impact investing = The Impact Crowd
We are an investment crowdfunding platform bringing every-day financial investors together to champion businesses and entities which aim to strengthen positive Environmental, Social, and (corporate) Governance advancements around the world (also known as ESG or Impact Investing).
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WELCOME TO THE IMPACT CROWD
We believe ethical investing and sustainability are achievable.
The Impact Crowd is an investment crowdfunding platform bringing individual financial investors together to champion businesses and entities which aim to strengthen positive Environmental, Social, and (corporate) Governance ("ESG") advancements around the world. ESG and Impact Investing refers to an investment philosophy where ethically conscious investors screen potential investment opportunities based on personal standards for a company’s behavior. With a substantial list of companies wanting to demonstrate their values to stakeholders, the Global Impact Investment Network sizes the global impact investing market at $1.164 trillion as of October 2022 (Source).
ESG & Impact Investing
“Impact investing is values-driven finance — you allocate capital to align with the world you want to see,” said Amrita Sankar, MBA ’20, co-president of the MIT Impact Investing Initiative. “My generation has grown up watching the world's most intractable problems become only more exacerbated — poverty, climate change, social injustice, and more. We see impact investing as an opportunity to use markets to correct for these kinds of issues by providing positive social and environmental returns (Source).”
At The Impact Crowd, we aim to have a diverse array of startups available to support from the ground up as well as established businesses looking to grow. For businesses to be eligible to seek crowdfunded investments through The Impact Crowd, they must provide evidence that they pass our Impact Criteria as well as declare a positive impact intended by their business. Click below to search our portfolio with the current offerings.
Our Co-Founder, Jon Elias, is a third generation CEO with a master's degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. As a longtime advocate for sustainability efforts, he developed The Impact Crowd to bring people with common values and goals together. Jon loves to see new fundraising ideas from The Crowd. Have a crowdfunding opportunity worth a look? Have an idea to propel The Crowd forward? Let us know!
DON'T LET THE BIG FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS HAVE ALL THE FUN
Citigroup and Bank of America each made $1 billion pledges to address the racial wealth gap (Source).
Softbank launched a $100 million fund for entrepreneurs of color (Source).
PayPal is investing $530 million in Black and minority businesses and communities (Source).
In 2019, private equity, venture capital, and private debt made $4.8 billion in investments focused on benefitting women, up from $1.1 billion in 2017 (Source).
In October 2020, JPMorgan Chase announced the $30 Billion Racial Equity Commitment to help close the racial wealth gap among Black, Hispanic and Latino communities.
You don't need $1 Billion to invest in impact-conscious businesses...
With The Impact Crowd, you can invest in ESG and Impact Investing opportunities with as little as $100.
A crowdfunding strategy allows individuals to participate in helping businesses raise funds with investments as little as $100. Subject to the requirements of Regulation Crowdfunding, The Impact Crowd allows individuals the freedom to choose the amount in which they want to invest across an array of startups and established businesses looking to grow. And it allows businesses the opportunity to raise small or large amounts of capital with shareholders who are passionate about their future.
Legal disclaimer: Investment offerings are speculative, illiquid, and involve a high degree of risk, including the risk of loss of your entire investment.
1% for the Planet represents a global network of businesses, individuals and environmental organizations tackling our planet's most pressing environmental issues. We are a proud member and commit to donate 1% of our revenue each year.
We pledge 1% of our annual revenue to Friends of the Children Detroit who impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors.
RAISE THE BAR
Is your business looking to raise funds? Does your company seek to make a positive impact on the world? Apply Now!
Receive $500 cash if you refer a business to us that needs funding, shares our values, and lists on our platform!*
*Listing on our platform means that the fundraising company is deemed to be eligible for raising funds through Regulation Crowdfunding rules, passes our Issuer onboarding processes and satisfies at least one of our Impact Criteria, and becomes publicly listed on our platform for a live fundraise. Additional terms and conditions apply.
The Impact Crowd is committed to directly supporting positive impact causes that align with the philosophies of ESG and Impact Investing. Please take a moment to learn about the impact causes to which we currently contribute.