Ignite Social Impact, OpenGrants Partner

Ignite Social Impact is the first impact investing-focused equity funding portal, and an OpenGrants partner.

How It Works

Through Ignite, anyone can invest as little as $100 in Regulation Crowdfunding (Title III) offerings from private US-based companies (“issuers”), committed to delivering positive social and environmental impact. Ignite is now accepting applications from potential US-based issuers and signing up investors — no matter their income or net worth — from around the world. The first cohort of issuers benefit from new Reg CF rules starting on March 15th, 2021, allowing to raise up to $5M online using Special Purpose Vehicles to simplify the management of cap tables, and gauging investors interest by “testing the waters” ahead of an offering.

Due Diligence

Impact investors evaluate both the potential financial return and positive social or environmental outcome of their investment. Rather than pure performance, they look for a Double or Triple Bottom Line illustrated by the phrase “People, Planet, Profit”.

Many impact measurement metrics and systems have emerged in the last decade. Ignite’s due diligence process is inspired by the IFC operating principles and tools. They first evaluate the market potential and the team’s ability to execute, then consider the anticipated impact based on dimensions highlighted by the Impact Management Project.

Learn More

Learn more and get involved as a founder or investor here.