ICA is part of a wonderful ecosystem of partners in the Bay Area that work to support local entrepreneurs. Check them out below!
Working Solutions is a certified nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that supports San Francisco Bay Area entrepreneurs to start and grow thriving local businesses. They specialize in start-up and early-stage financing for individuals residing in the nine Bay Area counties. They provide capital in the form of microloans and consulting.
Small Business Majority
Small Business Majority is a national small business advocacy organization, founded and run by small business owners to ensure America's entrepreneurs are a key part of a thriving and inclusive economy. Their tool, Venturize connects small businesses around the U.S. with loans, retirement and healthcare to help your enterprise grow.
They aim to solve the “friends and family” seed funding gap for African American Entrepreneurs for loans up to $20,000.
Since 2007, they’ve been bringing borrowers and investors together, transforming the way people access credit by providing small business loan up to $300K
They offer access to micro and small business loans up to $250,000, offering competitive interest rates and no prepayment penalties. In addition, they have connections to a network of people and resources, including financial and business support services.
Opportunity Fund offers simple and affordable loans for business owners who may not qualify for traditional financing. They primarily provide loans to underserved small business owners, including minority and women-owned businesses in low-income communities between $2,600 to $250,000, depending on the type of loan.
RSF Social Finance seeks to revolutionize how people relate to money. They’re a financial services organization that has formed a growing community of motivated, values-driven investors, donors and entrepreneurs. RSF offers investing, lending and giving services to social enterprises who are committed to improving society and the environment. They offer terms loans and lines of credit from $200,000 to $5 million.
They’re SEC-registered and FINRA-licensed, and part of a family of startup platforms together with AngelList and Product Hunt — one of the most trusted online startup ecosystems in the world.
They launched their equity investing platform in 2016, and just over a year ago, they created Republic Crypto, providing the first full stack fundraising solution in the crypto space. This year they created Republic Labs, an affiliated investment advisory service.
They help everyone invest as little as $100 in the startups they love, like “Kickstarter for investing”. Consumers decide which companies are worthy of funding and will share in your returns. It’s a community of investors who seek to help the startup succeed.
Community Vision provides nonprofits, small businesses, and social enterprises with strategic investment and guidance, to deepen work, scale impact, and strengthen communities.Community Vision provides capital and technical assistance for communities that have been systematically disadvantaged to ensure fairness in opportunities, resources, and rights for everyone. They offer investment in the form of loans which range up to $3.5 million
They’re a mission-driven lender that provides fair and affordable loans from $10,000 — $200,000 to California small businesses. They don’t require a minimum credit score, and specialize in working with small business owners who’ve had a hard time accessing capital, like female entrepreneurs, immigrant entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs of color, and borrowers that may have been turned down for SBA or traditional bank loans.