Learn more about the
Member Community

Member communities like Mission Investors Exchange, Toniic and CREO have been crucial to growing the impact investing ecosystem. Upstart Co-Lab believes the creative economy needs a cohort of pioneering impact investors to step forward, demonstrate what’s possible, and be its ambassadors and evangelists. The Upstart Co-Lab Member Community is designed for:

  • Art lovers wanting to understand impact investing through the creative economy; participate in learning opportunities like expert meetings and site visits; and begin to consider impact investment opportunities in ethical fashion, sustainable food, social impact media and other sectors of the creative economy.

  • Experienced impact investors wanting to align their portfolios with art, design, culture, heritage and creativity; help develop new investment vehicles making it easier to target impact capital to the creative economy; and share their experience investing with a creativity lens through public speaking, media interviews, and conference events.


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Our Members
in the News

Forbes: Upstart Co-Lab’s Member Community: $1B Of Impact Investing Capacity For The “Creative Economy”

Barron’s: Upstart Co-Lab Creates Member Coalition to Spur Creative Economy

New Coalition Assembled by Upstart Co-Lab Will Bring Together $1 Billion of Impact Investing Capacity for the Creative Economy

ImpactAlpha: Upstart Co-Lab investor coalition commits to shift capital to creatives

The New York Times: Investing in Creativity, and in the Greater Good

The New York Times: A Push to Invest in the Arts Grows Stronger

A Coalition Will Bring Together $1 Billion of Impact Investing to the Creative Economy

artnet: Can Arts Organizations Do a Public Good Simply by Investing Their Money Differently? One Foundation Is Trying to Find Out

ImpactAlpha: Souls Grown Deep Foundation to invest $1 million in artists’ hometowns in the U.S. south

There is no Better Time for Foundations to Demand Better from Themselves and Their Investment Advisors

SoCap19 – Saying No to Opioid Money is Not Enough: Bringing $60 billion of Arts Organization Endowments Off the Sidelines for Impact Investing

Creative Capital Announces New Funding Model

SoCap Money + Meaning Podcast: Investing in the Creative Economy

Can Gee’s Bend—the Tiny Alabama Community Behind America’s Most Dazzling Quilts—Become an Art Destination to Rival Marfa?

Inside Philanthropy: Looking for Greater Stability and Impact, an Arts Grantmaker Shift its Funding Model

Making Money More: Lorrie Meyercord, Investing in the Arts

Colorado COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund

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