Impact investors may be scarce, but CDFIs, private equity and one committed bank support employee-owned firms.
Brian Knight of the Mercatus Center explores the idea of creating state-based safe zones for financial innovation.
Well cowboys, isn’t about time to corral that gut gone wild and look rodeo ready? Better yet, invest in this family-run business, formed in 2010, that manufactures in the USA. Help bring body shaping for men into the mainstream! (view offering here)
This women-owned site is a one-stop shopping hub for interior designers, offering only-to-the-trade furniture and decor items. It’s a $68.5 billion market that’s decidedly low-tech and ripe for disruption. (view offering here)
A mobile app that instantly identifies plants, flowers and trees? Genius! Snap a photo and learn its name, whether it’s edible, and much more. Ideal for gardeners and anyone interested in being on a first name basis with their environment. (view this offering)
Solar power is on the rise. This California-based solar company has married particle accelerator technology with solar energy manufacturing to create cost-effective electricity. (view offering here)
Cannabis lover? LEAF’s brown thumb-resistant design allows for year-round, odor-free growing, in a unit the size of a beer fridge. Smart-phone controlled…so you, uh, don’t forget. (view this offering)
A report by Echoing Green explores the challenges faced by early stage social enterprises looking for funding.
Jonny Price of Kiva U.S. shares insights about his team's experience with mass marketing and why they shifted to a community-driven approach.