Notley and Capital Factory partner on Austin social coworking space

Nonprofit impact investor Notley Ventures and Austin startup accelerator Capital Factory are launching a 10,000 square foot coworking space for social startups. The Center for Social Innovation (not related to the New York and Toronto string of offices) aims to fill a gap for social entrepreneurs by bringing together networks, events, educational institutions and entrepreneurial

Resonance gets £60 million infusion to house London’s homeless

The impact investing firm raised the capital for a nine-year fund that will acquire over 300 private apartments and rent them at affordable rates to London’s homeless and people at risk of becoming homeless. The Real Lettings Property Fund 2 raised the $83.7 million from London’s City Hall and Croydon, Lambeth and Westminster districts. Resonance’s

Transforming coal country, Sino-Latin America investing, emerging market for fintech, view from…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: The New Revivalists Transforming coal country, one social enterprise at a time. Green-collar construction, agriculture, solar, arts and environmental rehabilitation. This isn’t Berkeley. It’s West Virginia — Brandon Dennison’s West Virginia. Dennison was born and raised in West Virginia’s coal country. He’s seen what happens to communities that depend on a single sector

View from Seattle: Nine ways to create a bigger tent for impact investing in 2018

Impact Voices SOCAP365 hits the road to dig up local insights from long-time impact investors Michael Brown of Seattle Foundation and Lindsay Smalling of SOCAP Group discuss the power of philanthropy. Impact Voices is an occasional series sharing the opinions of impact investing practitioners and leaders with ImpactAlpha readers. The views expressed in Impact Voices

The emerging US market for inclusive fintech

Impact Voices is an occasional series sharing the opinions of impact investing practitioners and leaders with ImpactAlpha readers. The views expressed in Impact Voices are the writers’ own, not ImpactAlpha’s. Around the world, countries are thinking about how to extend financial services to their citizens who still can’t access bank accounts, payment services, credit, or

Brandon Dennison: Transforming coal country, one social enterprise at a time

New Revivalists is a series from ImpactAlpha and Village Capital profiling the people, places and policies reviving entrepreneurship — and the American Dream. New Revivalist: Brandon Dennison, co-founder and executive director, Coalfield Development Corporation.Place: Wayne, West Virginia.Mission: Coalfield Corp. is building sustainable enterprises for Appalachia’s post-coal economy and preparing workers with steady work, education and mentorship.Follow: Coalfield Development

Jacob Haar: Financing the financiers expanding small-business lending in America

  • New Revivalist: Jacob Haar, managing partner at Community Investment Management
  • Place: San Francisco, California
  • Mission: CIM funds the loans of financial technology firms and other marketplace lenders to U.S. small businesses, particularly those owned by women, minorities or military veterans.