Editorial leadership and open data around impact investing go together like, well, ImpactAlpha and ImpactSpace. And, in fact, our teams have been working together for more than a year to build out our complementary offerings.
The time has come to go legit. We are very pleased to announce that ImpactAlpha and ImpactSpace have officially merged as ImpactAlpha Inc., a for-profit Delaware corporation. We are media entrepreneurs using stories and data to build the impact marketplace.
As ImpactSpace has grown – the number of companies in the ImpactSpace database recently cracked 5,000! – it’s only become more clear that open data is key to accelerating and democratizing impact investing, in the same way that CrunchBase has accelerated and democratized technology investing.
In the next few weeks, we’ll be rolling out new features and a new look for ImpactSpace.com and further integrating ImpactSpace into ImpactAlpha.com. We are working with an exciting array of partners to broaden and deepen our data set and make it even more valuable to our users. We are adding media and other distribution partners to increase the visibility of the standout ventures, investors and people. We are building the impact investment marketplace, aka the ImpactSpace.