It’s rare when a new idea gets adopted quickly, but when it does look out, as the world can change in what later feels like an instant. Impact investing is having that feeling now, as the idea is grabbing the attention of more and more people.
2,500 impact investors and social entrepreneurs make the trek to SOCAP last September, 850 to SANKALP in Nairobi last February, and another 650 headed to FLII in Mexico next week.
We’re feeling that same excitement at investorflow.org, as we launched on January 2, 2017, and every day since investors have been signing up.
The plan for Day 1 was to reach out to investors we knew, to start with our own most trusted investors, with the typical struggle to then get to their network, and their network’s network, etc. But no, there is something in the air of impact investing and a definite need for a service to match up impact investors and thus on Day 1, investors we didn’t know came calling to sign up.
Same on Day 2. And Day 3. Day 4, 5, 6, and 7 too. Day after day in January, every day, at least one investor came calling, sometimes two, or three, and by the end of the month, eight in one day.
Over 50 investors a month after launching, with 32 of these profiled and ready to start sharing their investments.
50 may not sound like much, but if we can keep up the pace of adding 1 investor per day each day, investorflow.org will have 365 investors by the end of the year, making it one of biggest networks of impact investors ever. And we’ve still yet to invite most of our network to join in, as we’ve been busy meeting all these new investors.
If you are an impact investor interested in meeting and co-investing with like-minded investors, we’d love to to join. It’s free. It’s just a few questions about your taste in impact. And our goal is to only ever share with you investment opportunities you’ll like, pre-vetted by fellow investors.
Not crowdfunding. Not dealflow. Investorflow.
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