Be able to clearly and concisely articulate your social or environmental impact. What critical problem(s) are you addressing? How? What are the metics that you use to measure your impact? For example: pounds of CO2 emissions diverted, number of lives saved, jobs created, GEDs earned, etc. How are you tracking your impact over time? Finally, be sure to demonstrate how your impact will grow as your company continues to scale. At Investors’ Circle, we recommend integrating your company’s impact into the entirety of the pitch rather than a dedicated “impact slide.” Investors want to know that your company’s social or environmental impact is not just an add-on or bonus, but rather that it is an integral part of your core business model.

At right: Tiny Farms at IC’s last national Beyond the Pitch event.
The company just closed a round that included a Zuckerberg & IC. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1SNTU2U

Upcoming National Event
Beyond the Pitch: Boston on May 3rd

  • Full-day including pitches and Q&A, company showcases and demos, informative entrepreneur workshops, due diligence kick-off, and networking reception
  • 10-12 companies will be chosen
  • Audience of angel investors, family offices, foundations, and early-stage funds
  • Other benefits include pre-event coaching from expert IC staff, elevator pitch training session, GIIRS rating and assessment, IC-facilitated due diligence if there is investor interest, & more
  • Application deadline: March 1

Upcoming Local Events
Local Network Meetings in Boulder-Denver, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and Washington DC

  • Monthly meetings
  • 1-3 companies chosen per meeting per region
  • Audience of local angel investors, family offices, foundations, and early-stage funds
  • Opportunities for syndication across local and national networks
  • IC-facilitated due diligence if there is investor interest