Increasing opportunities for artists as innovators, unleashing more capital for creativity, and enabling sustainable creative lives and an inclusive creative economy.
Upstart Co-Lab is disrupting how creativity is funded.
We frame the creative economy as an impact investing priority, and mobilize impact capital for creative economy opportunities. We demonstrate how the creative economy correlates with diversity, equity and inclusion — and offers investors commercial viability and an innovative edge.
Upstart Co-Lab is building an ecosystem where impact investors can connect with funds, businesses and real estate projects driving deep social and environmental impact through the creative economy.
With strategic partners, we envision new investment vehicles that help values-aligned capital flow to ethical fashion, sustainable food, social impact media, other creative businesses and creative places.
The impact will be unstoppable.
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