Upstart Co-Lab is celebrating 5 years
— and we’ve been busy!


Mobilized $16 million of impact investment for the creative economy. Convened a Study Group on values-aligned investing for 18 museums with $5 billion in endowment assets. Advised our Member Community, who bring $1 billion of impact investing capacity to the creative economy. Co-created the NYC Inclusive Creative Economy Fund. Launched the global impact investing platform Creativity, Culture and Capital. Published The Guide: what cultural institutions need to know about investing for values and mission. Hosted conversations with SoCap, Mission Investors Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank of NY, and at the GSG Global Impact Summit (where we interviewed Yo-Yo Ma!) Released Creative Impact/Impact Investing, featuring creative entrepreneurs and impact investors in the Upstart Co-Lab network. Grabbed headlines in The New York Times, Financial Times, Forbes, Barron’s, Fast Company, & ImpactAlpha.