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Austin Foodshed Investors Impact Investing Network in Austin Texas connecting Accredited Investors with local sustainable food companies.

Angel

OVERVIEW

Description

Austin Foodshed Investors is creating Angel Investing 2.0: targeting only "triple-bottom line" companies; region & sector focused (Austin area sustainable food businesses); more interested in helping firms get cash positive by their next big milestone than "exit"; more interested in quality product and sensible financial strategies than "hockey stick" growth; more interested in increasing "stakeholder value" - including the soil itself - than "shareholder value"; but still expecting "market" returns for investors.

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

Provides direct investment

INVESTMENT RANGE:

$10,000 - $1,000,000

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Agriculture; Distribution / Supply Chain; Fair Trade, Organic Products; Food and Nutrition

Stages

  • 4) Early Customer Traction, Revenue
  • 5) Starting to See Strong Revenue Traction
  • 6) Solidifying Operations
  • 7) Rapid Growth
  • 8) Exit or Mature Business

social vs. financial return preference

  • 3: Balanced

Types of entities

  • For Profit

providing funding for these regions

  • US, Canada

funding types

  • Debt
  • Rev Share / Quasi Equity
  • Convertible
  • Equity
  • Other

TEAM MEMBERS

Team

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CURT NELSON

Shifting portfolio to impact investments. Believe in "localism". Foodie. Entrepreneur.

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JARRED MAXWELL

I am currently the Co-Founder of Austin Foodshed Investors and Local Netword Leader for Slow Money.

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