Green and Social Venture Capital

One potential source of funding for green and social entrepreneurs is venture capital (VC).  Venture capital firms generally make equity investments in enterprises beyond the seed stage of development.  In addition to financial resources venture capital firms can provide business guidance and other resources to entrepreneurs.

Many traditional venture capital firms now have dedicated funds and staff that focus on one or more aspects of environmental or social responsibility.  In addition, some VC firms (sometimes known as “social venture capital firms”) explicitly incorporate additional investment criteria, such as social or environmental benefits, in their mission and investing activities.

This page also includes links to some relevant “angel investors.”  Angel investors generally provide capital at an early stage of an enterprise’s development, prior to the period of investment by traditional venture capital firms.

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General Resources

Funding Sources