We are all investors - embrace your gifts and unleash your talent.
Simply put, we are women and men who are looking to own our identities as investors in a new way.
Some of us are active investors looking for smarter opportunities. Some of us may not consider ourselves “investors”, but we are. If you are saving for retirement, own a home or have a savings account, you are putting assets away for a return. If you employ a firm, financial advisor or wealth advisor you are still an investor, you are just delegating the decisions.
We believe all of us can make meaningful contributions as investors. Most women and men have relevant experience and judgment to look at a company with a product they understand or in a sector they know. That background and insight is valuable particularly when investing in early stage and growth companies.
WITH ONE SOLUTION
Women entrepreneurs need capital. In 2014 84% of companies funded by the top 15 VC firms had all male founders, only 4% had female founders. Only 4% of small business loans go to women entrepreneurs.
Women investors have capital on the sidelines to invest. Women control $11.2 trillion of investable assets yet as much as $500 billion is not invested. Research shows women are looking to invest in new ways.
Plum Alley Investments is a private investment platform offering members new opportunities to find, consider and invest in select companies led by women entrepreneurs and gender diverse teams. One of the unique features of our platform is that we identify for you the ways a company adds value to women or our society. By highlighting this we offer you the opportunity to invest in companies that align with your values so you can make a financial return as well as a personal return. Investing is powerful as it drives the impact you want to see.
Our Private Investment Platform
Members will have exclusive access to investment opportunities. We will offer carefully crafted investments that our members have expressed interest in – debt, equity, and hybrid options. Every company on our platform will have women in the founding team and we will highlight the innovations they are making with products, company culture or executive leadership.
Plum Alley Investments offers its members the ability to learn the framework of investing from seasoned professionals and to make investments on our platform. Utilize our investor insights, inside-looks into the lives of entrepreneurs, and company profiles to grow your investing knowledge and make educated, personalized investments of your own.
If you want to do something that matters, make the world more just, and unleash economic opportunity for more, Plum Alley Investments offers you a unique way to achieve just that.
Women As Investors
Plum Alley Investments is brought to you by Plum Alley. Since its founding in 2012, Plum Alley has offered tangible opportunities to advance promising women entrepreneurs through our platform. Starting with an e-commerce solution, we helped over 125 female founders with product-based companies increase their sales. We grew our technology platform to enable women and diverse teams to raise money with product orders and non-equity funds for their companies. Through Plum Alley's crowdfunding platform, over 4,600 women and men have either backed a female founder through a crowdfunding campaign or purchased goods in support of those companies.
Plum Alley has teamed up with Wealthrive to launch Plum Alley Investments. Since launching in 2013, Wealthrive has offered experiential learning through weekly content and in-person sessions reaching hundreds of women across the country. Wealthrive also designed a custom framework for demystifying investing and established a community of women dedicated to investing for return and impact.
Plum Alley Investments and its team have been featured across numerous outlets including:
We are in the business of getting capital to outstanding companies founded by female entrepreneurs and gender diverse teams. If you need capital, please fill out our short application below, it should take you roughly fifteen minutes. We will be reviewing applications and your company may be selected to be showcased on our site or at events, included in financial offerings, featured in our custom content, and more.
We bring distinct value to entrepreneurs in the following ways: