Member Community

From January 2020 through December 2022, Upstart advised our Member Community — a group of pioneering impact investors who understand the power of art, design, culture, heritage and creativity — on investing with funds and businesses in the creative economy expected to have commercial success and generate social impact.

Members included the A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Builders Initiative, Creative Capital, the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, Martha J. Fleischman, Neil Hamamoto, Lorrie Meyercord, the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, and an anonymous donor-advised fund. Additional support for the Member Community was provided by the Compton Foundation, the David Rockefeller Fund, and the Ford Foundation.

Upstart Co-Lab sourced and screened 40 investment opportunities aligned with our Members’ geographic, programmatic, investment and impact priorities:

  • 7th Ave
  • Akola
  • Alante Capital
  • Alpha’a
  • Arternal
  • Arts & Rec
  • Collab Capital
  • Colorado Enterprise Fund
  • E-Line Media
  • EatOkra
  • Eiffel Investment Group – Cultural Tourism Fund
  • Greenbelt Hospitality
  • Honeycomb Credit
  • Honeycomb Credit Loan Participation Fund
  • Idoru
  • Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center (ISAIC)
  • Invisible Pictures
  • LISC Impact Note
  • MaC Venture Capital
  • Newlab
  • Nvak Collective
  • Paskho
  • Preemadonna
  • Purpose Evergreen Capital
  • REC Philly
  • RSF Social Investment Fund
  • Seed & Spark
  • Self-Help Credit Union
  • SoGal Ventures
  • Springdale Ventures
  • Supply Change Capital
  • Tandem Pictures
  • To the Market
  • Triumph Culture Capital
  • True North Studio
  • Upriver Studios
  • UTA Ventures
  • Viewcy
  • Whetstone Media

Read our Impact Report for more information.

Learn more about the Member Community:

What are Upstart Co-Lab Members investing in?

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