Category: Member News

PCV Releases Five-Year Impact Report

PCV Releases Five-Year Impact Report

Pacific Community Ventures (PCV) is a private, for-profit, venture capital fund that invests in high potential companies across diverse industries based in California’s low and moderate income communities. PCV has fueled the recovery since the end of the Great Recession five years ago. PCV has created 1,297 jobs for working people in underserved communities and empowered…

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PCV Publishes a Report on Domestic Impact Investing Policy in the U.S.

PCV Publishes a Report on Domestic Impact Investing Policy in the U.S.

Pacific Community Ventures (PCV) has released the report “Financing Social Innovation: Analyzing Domestic Impact Investing Policy in the United States.” This report offers a view into the intersection of federal policy and impact investing in the U.S. It includes a look at both historic and present ways policy leverages private dollars for social and environmental…

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Excell Partners to Manage $2M Investment in Minority and Women-Owned Start-Ups

Excell Partners to Manage $2M Investment in Minority and Women-Owned Start-Ups

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York State is launching a $2 million MWBE Investment Fund to provide seed financing to certified minority- and women-owned business enterprises. “The launch of this first-of-its-kind investment fund will help further increase opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses in New York and help this vitally important part of…

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CDFI Fund Appropriations Update

CDFI Fund Appropriations Update

The House Appropriations Committee approved the FY ’15 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill. The Committee’s bill includes $230 million for the CDFI Fund – an increase of $4 million over current year funding and $5.1 million over the President’s budget request.

Transform
 Finance
 Investor
 Network
 Launches
 with Pledge of $556M at
 White
 House 
Event



Transform
 Finance
 Investor
 Network
 Launches
 with Pledge of $556M at
 White
 House 
Event




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 June 
25, 
2014 Transform
 Finance
 Investor
 Network
 Launches
 With
 Pledge
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 $556 million “Transformative”
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 White 
House
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 private
 sector 
investors,
 at
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roundtable
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convened
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 the
 White
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 $556
 million 
to
 a
 range 
of
 social
 investments
 using 
a
 novel
 investment
 approach
 centered 
on 
social…

Impact Investment Advocates Ring The Closing Bell At The NYSE

Impact Investment Advocates Ring The Closing Bell At The NYSE

Representatives and guests from the U.S. National Advisory Board to the Global Task Force on Social Impact Investment rang the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today to raise awareness about the role of public and private innovation and entrepreneurship in solving our greatest social and environmental challenges. “Our society faces challenges…

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Bridges Ventures Announces Final Close of Bridges Sustainable Growth Fund III

Bridges Ventures Announces Final Close of Bridges Sustainable Growth Fund III

CDVCA member fund Bridges Venture has successfully completed final close of the Bridges Sustainable Growth Fund III. The fund closed at £125M, surpassing its original target of £100m, and is two-thirds larger than their second £75m fund raised in 2007. The fund will continue Bridges Ventures’ focus on the provision of growth capital to small…

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CDVCA Takes General Partner Role in $45M New York State Fund

CDVCA Takes General Partner Role in $45M New York State Fund

CDVCA serves as the General Partner for New York State’s “Innovate NY Fund, L.P.,” an economic development Fund of Funds, consisting of limited partnership investments into eight New York State-focused, early-stage venture funds.   The $45 million fund is a seed stage business equity fund to support innovation, job creation, and high growth entrepreneurship throughout the state.…

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Bridges Community Ventures Has Big News

Bridges Community Ventures Has Big News

The Gym – A UK Dynamo CDVCA Member Fund Bridges Ventures sold its majority stake in The Gym, a milestone deal for Bridges and its fourth successful realization in just over 12 months, following the exits of The Hoxton (9x multiple), Pure Washrooms (3.4x) and Whelan Refining (4.7x). The Gym – incubated by Bridges from concept…

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Call on Your Senators to Support Tax Reform and the NMTC by July 26th

Call on Your Senators to Support Tax Reform and the NMTC by July 26th

Earlier this month, Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, wrote to their Senate colleagues asking for comments and feedback on tax reform. In the letter, Senators Baucus and Hatch describe the “blank slate” approach they will take in reforming the tax code and…

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