Breaking News: Investors’ Circle and Impact Angel Group combine forces to launch IC Colorado
Investors’ Circle announced Friday that it will transition Impact Angel Group into IC’s national network and launch IC Colorado, a change that connects the Impact Angel Group’s 40 members to high-quality deal flow from across the country and gives Colorado impact entrepreneurs better access to IC’s national funding network.
Home to a strong sustainable and natural goods market, pioneering impact-oriented incubators and workspaces like the Unreasonable Institute and HUB, and B Lab’s first-ever state office, Colorado has become a hotbed for impact entrepreneurship. Elizabeth Kraus launched the Impact Angel Group in 2011 to cultivate and fund Colorado-based impact enterprises and IC first brought its national network to Colorado at its 70-investor Beyond the Pitch: Impact Denver earlier this year.
IC local networks convene local investors regularly to foster investment relationships, support local companies, and build the impact investing marketplace in new regions. IC’s pioneer local network launched in Philadelphia in 2009 and has made 21 investments, leveraging a total of $25 million to support Philadelphia-based impact enterprises.
Friday’s inaugural IC Colorado pitch meeting gave investors the first look at two game-changing energy startups, a taste of local and national impact investing opportunities thanks to IC’s SOURCE partnership. IC Colorado will hold regular pitch meetings in Denver and Boulder and syndicate investments to IC’s broader membership.
Investors’ Circle is the world’s largest and most active early-stage impact investing network. Our network of angel investors, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices has invested over $185 million into more than 285 enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health, and community.