Upstart News

Upstart Co-Lab grabs headlines in The New York Times, Financial Times, Forbes, Barron’s, Fast Company, Monocle, ImpactAlpha and more, and engages in conversations with partners like SOCAP, Mission Investors Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the GSG Global Impact Summit. Visit the Upstart Co-Lab blog or read and watch below to learn more.

Grit Daily: Bridge Funding Global Launches New Program, Redoubling Commitment to VC Diversity

ImpactAlpha: Three tough truths about impact investing

ImpactAlpha: Upstart Co-Lab raises $15 million to invest in an inclusive creative economy

New Inclusive Creative Economy Strategy to demonstrate that the U.S. creative economy can deliver market rate returns alongside positive social impact

ImpactAlpha: Impact investing in film

ImpactAlpha: Multi-donor funds emerge as a creative architecture for collaborative, catalytic capital

Deloitte Private and ArtTactic: Art & Finance Report 2023 8th Edition

Forbes: Small Towns’ Creator Economies Are Antidote For AI Labor Market Fears

Impact Investing in the Cultural and Creative Sectors: Insights from an Emerging Field

Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Center: Report Launch Webinar with Laura Callanan Video

Webinar: Investing in an Inclusive Creative Economy Video

ImpactAlpha: How foundations can use impact investments to leverage their grant capital

Nonprofit Quarterly: What Would an Economy That Loved Black People Look Like?

American Alliance of Museums: Investing in Impact in Every Way

The Foundation Review: Donor-Advised Funds and Impact Investing- A Practitioner’s View

Philanthropy News Digest: The Creator Economy- A Guide for Impact Investors

Reasons to be Cheerful – Nimble ‘Maker Pods’ Give Fashion Jobs a Light Footprint

artdaily: Toledo Museum of Art makes impact investment with Upstart Co-Lab

Toledo Museum of Art makes impact investment with Upstart Co-Lab

ImpactAlpha: Overheard at Upstart Co-Lab -Cultural institutions are learning how to invest for an inclusive creative economy

ImpactAlpha: How cultural impact bonds can finance creative sectors to drive economic growth

Creative Entrepreneurs: Interview with Investor Laura Callanan, founder Upstart Co-Lab – Rocket fuel for creative entrepreneurs Video

Pathstone: Investing in the Creative Economy – Creativity. Investment. Impact. Video

Forbes: Upstart Co-Lab Aims To Create A $100 Million Portfolio Of Creative Economy Funds, Companies

ImpactAlpha: Metrics and Mood Music in Impact Reports from Founders First, Mercy Corps Ventures, Upstart Co-Lab and ALIVE

Total Medios: Fundación Compromiso y sus socios globales lanzan la tercera edición de “Creatividad, Cultura y Capital

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors: Impact Investing and the Creative Economy: An Interview with Upstart Co-Lab

FJC Enables Philanthropy To Participate in Crowdsourced Lending to Small Businesses

Creativity, Culture & Capital publishes 100 essays on Impact Investing in the Global Creative Economy

Worth Magazine: Hollywood on the Hudson

Impact Alpha: The Liist: Seven Impact Funds That are Raising Capital Now (January 2023)

ImpactAlpha: Upstart Co-Lab’s pipeline of creative economy deals is now an investable impact strategy

International Policy Forum on the Creative Industries Video

Impact Entrepreneur: Investing to Maximize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Worth Magazine: Threading Lightly

Harvard Business Review Turkey: Stimulating Creative Industries Will Have Long-Term Benefits

Philanthropy News Digest: Laura Callanan, Founding Partner, Upstart Co-Lab, and George Cook, CEO and Co-founder, Honeycomb Credit: Impact investing in communities

Superpowers for Good: Upstart Co-Lab Leverages Crowdfunding for Creative Entrepreneurs

Hyperallergic: It’s Time for US Museums to Divest From Immoral Industries

Citi GPS Report: Philanthropy and the Global Economy

American Alliance of Museums: Museums Discover Impact Investing

ImpactAlpha: Impact investments are beginning to show up in the endowments of U.S. art museums

Philanthropy News Digest: Cultural Capital: The state of museums and their investing

The New York Times: How Museums Invest

TheNonProfitTimes: Museums Late To Impact Investing Party

Fin News: Museums With Long Road To Reach Impact Investment Adoption Of E&Fs: Survey

artnet: Just a Third of Museums Are Investing Their Endowments in Socially Responsible Ways, a Study Found. Here’s How They Can Do Better

Barron’s: Most Museums Don’t Put Their Money Where Their Values Are

Worth Magazine: Museum Boards And Donors Need To Examine Where Endowments Are Invested

Crain’s New York Business: How the Arts and Real Estate Can Collaborate to Build Creative Communities

Forbes: Novel Approach Helps Foundations Make Crowdfunding Loans To Creative Economy Businesses

Worth Magazine: Creative Industries Are The Next Frontier In Impact Investing

Barron’s: Future Returns: Upstart Co-Lab to Create Inclusive Creative Economy Fund

Pittsburgh Inno: Honeycomb Credit recruits philanthropic foundations to partake in new loan participation fund for small businesses

Barron’s Live: Investing in the Creative Economy

ImpactAlpha: Foundations join the crowd to invest in creative startups through Honeycomb Credit

Peer2Peer Finance: Honeycomb Credit to launch loan crowdfunding platform

Crowdfunder Insider: Honeycomb Credit, Upstart Co-Lab to Allow Institutional Money to Participate in Crowd Loans

Upstart Co-Lab and Honeycomb Credit announce a new investment vehicle enabling foundations to participate in loan crowdfunding campaigns in creative industries

Theater Weekly: Creativity Culture Capital Announce Spotlight On The Future Of Live Performance

Impact Entrepreneur: Upstart Co-Lab Releases 2021 Impact Report

Forbes: Upstart Co-Lab Aims To Create A $100 Million Portfolio Of Creative Economy Funds, Companies

LISC NYC: Investing in the Creative Economy

SOCAP21: Creativity, Culture & Capital: The Untapped Potential of the Global Creative Economy Video

ImpactAlpha: Exploring and extending world cultures through video games

ImpactAlpha: Reimagining fashion production for a regenerative economy

ImpactAlpha: The Brief: Creative economy, ocean climate sensors, zero-carbon diesel engines, health workers and e-mobility in India

Impact Entrepreneur: The Impact of the Creative Economy with Laura Callanan Video

GSG Global Impact Summit: Creativity, Culture & Capital: Opportunities for Impact Investing in the Creative Economy Video

McKinsey & Company: How an alum is disrupting funding for creativity and culture

ImpactAlpha: Investment opportunities in expanding access and ownership in the creator economy

Next Billion: New Report Shines Spotlight on the Global Creative Economy’s Response to COVID-19

Forbes Argentina: Economía naranja: industrias creativas que generan impacto

SPECTRUM21: Bringing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to American Museums’ $40 billion Endowments Video

ImpactAlpha: Artists are startups and creators CEOs as technology decentralizes the creative economy

National Endowment for the Arts Podcast: Creativity, Culture & Capital Video

Philanthropy News Digest: Impacting the creative economy with philanthropic funds

ImpactAssets: Impact Investing in the Creative Economy Video

Impact Entrepreneur: Driving Opportunity through Impact Investing in the Creative Economy Video

Il Giornale Dell’Arte: L’investimento d’impatto nel settore culturale

ImpactAlpha: The Brief on Latin America’s creative economy

Next Billion: Creativity, Culture and Capital: Why Impact Investors Should Recognize the Untapped Potential of the Global Creative Economy

ImpactAlpha: Corporate venture capital: A risk and an opportunity for Latin America’s ‘orange economy’

ImpactAlpha: A Latin American ethical bank as the heart of the economy and the creative industries

ImpactAlpha: A blended finance solution for sustainable fashion and impact businesses in Brazil

GenderSmart Investing: Is Impact Investing Repeating The Mistakes Of Investing? The Solution Is A Creative One

Americans for the Arts: How America’s Arts Organizations Can Invest In Their Values

Nonprofit Quarterly: A Fashion Designer Reimagines Textile Production in Gee’s Bend

The Art Newspaper: How museums can ethically invest their money

Souls Grown Deep Makes Major Investment in Black-Owned Ethical and Sustainable Fashion Brand Paskho to Build Production Center and Employ Quilters in Gee’s Bend, Alabama

Arts Professional: Invest in making an impact

American Alliance of Museums: Investing for Values and Mission

ImpactAlpha: Souls Grown Deep Foundation backs Paskho to create quality jobs in Gee’s Bend quilters in Alabama

Impact Investing and the Arts – How Museums and Cultural Institutions Invest With Their Values Video

Financial Times: Charitable giving, impact investing boosted in pandemic

New platform highlights impact investing opportunities within the creative economy

The Conscious Investor: A New Way of Funding Our Creative Economy

The Conscious Investor: Fields Notes from an African Investor

PRESENTE: Fundación Compromiso y sus socios lanzan “Creatividad, Cultura y Capital: la inversión de impacto en la economía creativa global”

Red/Acción: Qué es la economía creativa y por qué invertir en ella puede generar un impacto social y ambiental positivo

Pioneers Post: Global coalition explores ideas for new impact investment fund to back creative enterprises

Geoff Mulgan: Impact investment, arts and culture: a field – at last – comes of age

El Mostrador: Informe global sobre inversión de impacto en las Industrias Creativas destaca a la Banca Ética en Chile

Ámbito: “Creatividad, cultura y capital” – la nueva página web para estimular la economía creativa global

Upstart Co-Lab, Nesta and Fundacion Compromiso launch ‘Creativity, Culture and Capital: Impact investing in the global creative economy’

ImpactAlpha’s Brian Walsh interviews Laura Callanan about Impact Investing in the Creative Economy Video

ImpactAlpha: The Week in Impact Investing – Creativity

ImpactAlpha: Aligned capital for creative entrepreneurs

ImpactAlpha: The creative industries – Driving economic opportunity in Atlanta

ImpactAlpha: Safeguarding a creative and cultural moment: The impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s creative sectors

Clarin: Nace un sitio global para facilitar la inversión en industrias creativas

ImpactAlpha: Yo-Yo Ma – Culture connects us

Nesta, Fundacion Compromiso and Upstart Co-Lab launch ‘Creativity, Culture and Capital: Impact investing in the global creative economy’

Philanthropy News Digest: The Guide – what cultural institutions need to know about investing for values and mission

ImpactAlpha: Building a personal portfolio of impact investments in the creative economy

ImpactAlpha: Cultural institutions start to put their assets to work for mission

Hyperallergic: Can Museums Use Their Endowments to Support the Greater Good?

Upstart Co-Lab and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Release New Guide to Help Cultural Institutions Align Endowment Investments with Institutional Values and Mission

Impact Everywhere: The Hidden Opportunity for Impact Investing in the Creative Economy Video

Monocle – The Forecast 2021

Upstart Co-Lab Spotlights the Problem-Solving Potential of the Creative Economy in New Book

Crain’s New York: New York Fed event calls on cultural institutions to impact-invest

SMU DataArts: Impact Investing and the Creative Economy

Forbes: Amid This Year’s Struggle, New And Tougher Companies Are Born In The $900M Creative Economy

Next Billion: Tackling the Creative Economy Financing Gap

Art Scoping: Laura Callanan Video

All Good Work: How Upstart Co-Lab Aims to Unleash More Capital for Creativity

Forbes: Upstart Co-Lab’s Member Community: $1B Of Impact Investing Capacity For The “Creative Economy”

ImpactAlpha: LeBron James signals opportunity for ‘empowerment’ media with $100 million raise

Philanthropy News Digest: Upstart Co-Lab launches creative economy impact investing coalition

Grantmakers in the Arts: A Coalition Will Bring Together $1 Billion of Impact Investing to the Creative Economy

ImpactAlpha: Upstart Co-Lab investor coalition commits to shift capital to creatives

Barron’s: Upstart Co-Lab Creates Member Coalition to Spur Creative Economy

New Coalition Assembled by Upstart Co-Lab Will Bring Together $1 Billion of Impact Investing Capacity for the Creative Economy

Federal Reserve Bank of New York: Creative Solutions in the Time of COVID-19

Impact Entrepreneur: Understanding the Impact of the Creative Economy Video

ImpactAlpha: Investments in the creative economy will help drive an inclusive COVID recovery

Poetry of Impact: Laura Callanan & The Creative Economy

Barron’s: Investing in the Creative Economy is a Boon to Artists and Communities

ImpactAlpha: Resilience and disruption: Agents of Impact share lessons from the pandemic

ImpactAlpha: UK’s Nesta raises £20 million impact fund for the creative arts and culture

ImpactAlpha: How ‘Just Mercy’ producer Scott Budnick is leveraging box-office appeal for social impact

Making Money More: Lorrie Meyercord, Investing in the Arts

The Conscious Investor: Why Impact Investors Need to Be Paying Attention to the Creative Economy

Inside Philanthropy: Looking for Greater Stability and Impact, an Arts Grantmaker Shift its Funding Model

Creative Capital Announces New Funding Model

Golden Door Speakers Series: Laura Callanan Video

SoCap19 – Saying No to Opioid Money is Not Enough: Bringing $60 billion of Arts Organization Endowments Off the Sidelines for Impact Investing Video

The Creative Economy Is A Key Source Of Middle-Class Jobs

ImpactAlpha: ImpactAlpha’s cheat sheet to 10 impact investing themes at SOCAP19

ImpactAlpha: New tools for the diligent impact investor

Connecting impact and creativity Video

Impact Entrepreneur: Impact Investing and Social Impact Media Video

ImpactAlpha: Alaska Natives build a bridge to the future – of video games

The Art Newspaper: ethical investment options should come easy

ImpactAlpha: Investing in the impact of powerful new voices in film and video games

ImpactAlpha: Agent of Impact- Laura Callanan of Upstart Co-Lab

Financial Times: Museums should lead in socially responsible investing

NYSCA: Investing in the Creative Economy: 5 Questions With Upstart Co-Lab’s Laura Callanan

The Atlantic: Local Arts Watch

ImpactAlpha: Souls Grown Deep Foundation to invest $1 million in artists’ hometowns in the U.S. south

artnet: Can Arts Organizations Do a Public Good Simply by Investing Their Money Differently? One Foundation Is Trying to Find Out

Souls Grown Deep Community Partnership Commits $1 Million to Impact Investing to Promote Racial Justice and Creative Economies

CNBC: Georgia film boycott: Famous actress sees win for Hudson Valley, NY

Real Leaders: The Power of Art, Design, Culture, Heritage and Creativity

NY1: New Fund Allows City’s Creative Artists to Have Space to Thrive Video

Five Questions: Laura Callanan – Access Ventures

Artsy: US Collectors Can Invest in Distressed Communities to Save on Art Sales

ImpactAlpha: Year in Review

Artsy: Why Investors Are Looking to Back Artist-Run Businesses

Monocle: Worthy Investment

NextCity: Experimental Theater Pushes Boundaries to Preserve Itself

Forbes: Icons Of Impact: Art, Commerce And An 11-Year-Old Prodigy

Philanthropy News Digest: Hiding in Plain Sight: Impact Investing in the Creative Economy

The Atlantic: Supporting the Creative Economy Video

Real Leaders: The Innovator Connecting Impact Investing to The Creative Economy

The New York Times: Letter to the Editor

Grantmakers in the Arts: In Support of the Creative Economy, LISC NYC and Upstart Co-Lab Launch Impact Investing Fund

ImpactAlpha: Hiding in plain sight – More than 100 funds that are investing in the creative economy

LISC NYC Launches Impact Investment Fund to Support NYC’s Creative Economy at SOCAP18

The New York Times: A Push to Invest in the Arts Grows Stronger

The World’s Most Untapped Start-Up Economy: Investing in Creative Businesses

100 Days of Gratitude, Day 48: Laura Callanan

Female Disruptors: Laura Callanan Is Shaking Up Impact Investing

Expanding Our Reach: The Inclusive Creative Economy

The Impact Alpha: Strategic lenses give impact investors an edge on the future

Getting Creative With Impact Investing With Laura Callanan of Upstart Co-Lab

What Is The Creative Economy?

Our Alternative Journey To Alternative Finance

“New and Meaningful Connections.” A Legacy Institution Taps Artists Committed to Social Change

Impact Investing in the Creative Economy with Grantmakers in the Arts, Bonfils Stanton Fdt, Compton Fdt Video

ImpactAlpha: Santa Fe funhouse Meow Wolf raises $17.5 million to expand its creative economy

Creativity And Culture: Shaping Communities And The Future Of Work Video

Power of Giving: The Future of Funding the Arts Video

Preview of “Impact Investing in the Creative Economy” Webinar Video

Creative Places And Businesses Catalyzing Community Growth with Colorado Enterprise Fund; Coastal Enterprises, Inc. and LISC NYC Video

A Deep Dive Into Impact Investing in the Arts

Business Day: Surfing big waves of creativity and funding

Impact Investing in the Arts: Bringing Arts and Business Together for Economic and Social Impact

Quartz: Great minds don’t think alike

The art of business and the business of art

Arts & Business Council Serves Up Economic Innovation with Their Upcoming Luncheon Featuring Leading Social Impact Thinker, Laura Callanan

The Atlantic: Building Creative Economies Video

The Atlantic: Investing in Creativity Video

Next Billion: Too Much Money Chasing Too Few Deals? Why the Creative Economy Could be the Next Big Focus for Impact Investing

ImpactAlpha: Bringing impact investors into the creative economy

Fast Company: Why Impact Investing Funds Need To Invest In Creativity

Global Daily: How to Connect Creativity to Enterprise and Sustainable Business

Upstart Co-Lab Founder & Impact Investing Expert Laura Callanan To Lead Designer Track At Denver Startup Week

Denver Business Journal: Denver Startup Week zeroes in on artists as entrepreneurs

TheHill: Another way to fund the arts in America

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Capital for Creativity

Philanthropy News Digest: Catalyzing Impact Investments in the Creative Economy

Barron’s: How to Make Impact Investments in the Arts

Artsy: Upstart Co-Lab Wants Businesses to Hire More Artists

The NonProfit Times: The Power and Influence Top 50 2017

Inside Philanthropy – Win-Win: A Legacy Arts Institution Finds an Ally for Social Impact—And Funders Respond

ImpactAlpha: Tapping artist-innovators as a source of business and social value

Americans for the Arts: Impact Investing in the Arts

Philanthropreneurship – New Frontier for Impact Investing: Creative Economy

CASE at Duke: Arts as a Force for Change

Forbes – Impact Measurement: How Much Is Too Much? How Much Is Not Enough?

Chronicle of Philanthropy: What Happens to Giving as Impact Investing Grows?

Inside Philanthropy – Angel Investors for the Arts: A New Breed of Patrons Is Actually Very Old-School

Future of Everything – Ask The Thought Leaders: What’s The Future Of Impact Investing?

KWMU St Louis Public Radio: What can artists learn from social entrepreneurs? Video

Calvert Foundation Blog: Creative Places and Businesses Report Release

ImpactAlpha: Arts and culture are ready for investors, say Calvert Foundation and Upstart Co-Lab

Next City: How to Connect Impact Investors and Creative Placemaking

Impact Investments in Creative Economy Poised for Growth, Study Finds

Forbes: Impact Measurement: Finding Your Way Through The Maze

Inside Philanthropy – Generating Returns: Upstart’s Laura Callanan on Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing in the Arts

Ford Foundation #InequalityIs: Laura Callanan on inequality and art Video

Grantmakers in the Arts Reader: How to Invest in the Arts Without Buying a Picasso How Arts Education Can Develop Impactful Entrepreneurs

Creativity & the SDGs Video

Forbes: New Partnership Seeks To Fund Artists’ Businesses With Impact Investments Video

Inside Philanthropy – Matchmaker: An Initiative Connecting Artist Innovators With Investment Capital

The New York Times: Investing in Creativity, and in the Greater Good

Justmeans: Upstart Co-Lab – How Artists, Social Entrepreneurs, and Impact Investors Change the World, according to Laura Callanan

The next big impact investment? Arts and creativity

Chronicle of Philanthropy: New Venture Connects Socially Minded Artists With Cash

Business of Giving’s Denver Frederick interviews Laura Callanan about Upstart Co-Lab Video

Artists, Investors and Innovators Join Together to Launch Upstart Co-Lab

Heron Foundation’s Toni Johnson interviews Laura Callanan about Enabling Artist Social Entrepreneurs Video

ImpactAlpha’s David Banks interviews Laura Callanan about Bringing Creativity to Impact Investing

New Organization to Link Artists and Entrepreneurs

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