How to Find Impact Investors

How to Find Impact Investors

June 20, 2022 by investor

How to Find Impact Investors

Impact investing continues to expand in scope.

It covers many industries, including clean energy, food, education, healthcare, housing, clean water, and more.

For startups looking for impact investors, here are some key steps:

Determine your area of impact.

This is important as many investors focus on specific industries and it will help narrow your search.

Research impact businesses like yours to find out their source of funding.

Determine the type of investor you need, such as angel investors, family offices, impact funds, or grants.

Use online database search tools such as the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) to find investors in your industry and type.

Investors want to see how their investment will achieve the target impact.

So, measure your startup’s impact, both historical and projected.

Reach out to the investor to find alignment on the impact you are providing.

Then, build a relationship with the investor or fund so they become familiar with you and your work.

Later bring up the terms of your investment offering to the investor.

Finally, close the investor by following their diligence process and funding cycle.

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