- Portland, Ore.-based housing startup OneApp was launched by Tyrone Poole after being homeless and experiencing a difficult and costly search for housing
A 40-year old produce distributor in Eugene, Oregon may not be where you’d expect to find a fix for shareholder capitalism. But with Organically Grown Company, we believe that’s precisely what we found. Organically Grown has built an ownership model that shares economic value and governance among investors and workers, as well as growers, customers and
- Portland, Ore.-based startup Mirador has developed a loan approval platform to help banks speed up the lending process for small businesses
- The Impact Enterprise Fund began fundraising last year with a target of between US$7 million and $10 million to invest in domestic social businesses.
- Minority-run startups represent a notoriously small percentage of venture capital recipients, though there are signs of positive change. Harlem Capital is among a small but growing number of venture capital funds at the forefront of that shift.
- Big Lottery Fund and Big Society Capital have seeded the fund with £3 million ($3.8 million).
- These new trustbusters are not waiting for government antitrust enforcement, which has largely languished in recent years.
- Rather, they are building companies that can prosper – and repay investors – without being acquired by one of the small handful of giants in each industry.