Everyone is an investor, and every investment has an impact. As that concept gains currency, more and more investors are looking to put their investment dollars to work in their communities, where they can have a positive impact. A community can be the neighborhood, state or region where a person lives. Or it may be a group that they identify with, such as ethnic heritage, or a passion (renewable energy, women-owned business, craft beer).
However, that natural and seemingly simple impulse has been difficult to act on. Community-based investment opportunities exist, but they are scattered across multiple organizations and are difficult for investors to discover.
Investibule solves that problem by gathering community-based investment opportunities spanning Kiva, Credibles, Direct Public Offerings and JOBS Act-enabled crowdfunding offerings onto one easy-to-use platform.
What We Believe
Investors shouldn’t have to give up financial return for impact.
Investing for good should be as easy as investing in the stock market.
Community-based investing taps into the inherent wisdom and knowledge of a community, from the entrepreneurs solving problems they are uniquely familiar with to the community members who believe in them.
Community underwriting, social capital and the wisdom of the crowd offer a more effective model of due diligence and risk reduction.
All entrepreneurs deserve to be judged on the merits of their strengths and ideas, not what zip code they live in, where they went to school or the color of their skin.
growing the community capital market
giving communities control of their destinies
empowering communities and the 99% by reclaiming the power of investment
a financial system that works for all
INNOVATION & EMERGENCE
the new economy needs a new financial system that shares its values
let a thousand financial models bloom
bridging the gap between financial innovation + community