To build up communities with the direct participation of the community.
Cooperative Capital was created to solve 2 challenges.
Throughout various communities across America, there are plenty of opportunities in need of funding in order to come to fruition. Examples include properties requiring capital to become productive again or entrepreneurs working on promising businesses that have no access to capital to grow.
There are plenty of citizens that wish they could make meaningful private equity investments locally, but have no outlet to do so.
Both challenges are holding back communities and their respective economies so we developed Cooperative Capital as a strategic vehicle to solve them.
In short, we are aiming to empower residents to collectively activate entrepreneurship and provide a lifeline to promising businesses in their area.
Both sides win. Residents will get to directly benefit economically and indirectly benefit socially, politically, and quality of life-wise from their investments. Entrepreneurs will get access to the capital they need to flourish.
Additionally, unlike a traditional private equity fund, via the cooperative model each investor gets a voice in what investments get made.
Cooperative Capital Values
Our goal is to create an outlet where any & every citizen has the opportunity to invest in their community. From the way we manage finances to the way we process investments, all of our core values stem from ensuring that we create access for all adult citizens.
We believe a community becomes stronger once citizens invest within as well as feel ownership within their community and even stronger when these citizens bond together. Everything about Cooperative Capital is around trying to help foster these bonds for the betterment of a respective community
To succeed it’s essential that our members are adequately educated on basic financial & investment principles. Additionally, we believe that continued exposure to ventures in various sectors, as well as debate around the potential of those ventures will positively broaden our members’ collective knowledge. Finally, we see a strong opportunity in educating our youth and providing them with applied learning projects, internships, and jobs that could positively impact their future.
The entrepreneurial spirit powers economies. We seek to invest in promising entrepreneurs and learn more about what might be key success factors as well as blind spots or failure indicators so that we fuel more entrepreneurship success across the nation. Our goal is to create an infrastructure that supports the entire venture creation process. We also hope that by exposing our membership to various entrepreneurs, those that are inclined may become more entrepreneurial themselves.
We want to ensure that our membership and investments are representative of the entire community. We aim to represent all races, creeds, religions, etc. that inhabit a respective community.