Upstart Co-Lab is celebrating 5 years
— and we’ve been busy!


Mobilized $16 million of impact investment for the creative economy. Convened a Study Group on values-aligned investing for 15 museums with $5 billion in endowment assets. Advised our Member Community, who bring $1 billion of impact investing capacity to the creative economy. Co-created the NYC Inclusive Creative Economy FundLaunched the global impact investing platform Creativity, Culture and CapitalPublished The Guide: what cultural institutions need to know about investing for values and missionHosted conversations with SoCapMission Investors Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank of NY, and at the GSG Global Impact Summit (where we interviewed Yo-Yo Ma!) Released Creative Impact/Impact Investingfeaturing creative entrepreneurs and impact investors in the Upstart Co-Lab network. Grabbed headlines in The New York TimesFinancial TimesForbes, Barron’s, Fast Company, & ImpactAlpha.


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

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

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

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

Monocle: Worthy Investment

Financial Times: Museums should lead in socially responsible investing

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

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

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

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Capital for Creativity

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

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

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

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

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

The Art Newspaper: How museums can ethically invest their money

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

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

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