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Catalyst Credit Line: A Financial Lifeline for Pre-Profit, Sustainable Startups
Catalyst Credit Line: A Financial Lifeline for Pre-Profit, Sustainable Startups

Finance & Investment / Young, sustainable companies have it tough. With all that excitement and idealism in building a new company comes a mountain of obstacles to overcome. But for purpose-driven companies pursuing opportunities that also create impact, that risk/reward ratio may be even higher. - 6 years ago

5 Tips on Finding the Right Financing for Your Food Startup
5 Tips on Finding the Right Financing for Your Food Startup

Product, Service & Design Innovation / What’s the next food trend poised to sweep the nation? A recent conference showcasing roughly 60 recipients of Whole Foods local producer loans revealed some candidates: Maybe a half-fruit, half-vegetable roll-up that tastes like pure fruit (as a parent, I have to say, that’s genius)? Maybe goji raw biscotti? Definitely something with minimal but high-quality ingredients or exotic origins (from an American perspective). - 9 years ago

The Key to Growth Without Compromise: Finding the Right Financing
The Key to Growth Without Compromise: Finding the Right Financing

Wild Planet Foods, a provider of sustainably caught wild seafood, grew from $2 million in revenue in 2008 to $20 million in 2010 and $60 million in 2012 — without compromising its mission. How did the company do it?A key factor for any sustainable business is getting financing right. That means not only choosing the right mix of financing — equity, debt, nontraditional alternatives — but also choosing funders that understand opportunities in your sector and support your mission. The following examples show how three mission-driven companies have used this strategy successfully.Wild Planet’s Mix: Sea-Savvy Investors and Asset-Based Financing From Mission-Aligned Lenders - 10 years ago