Slow Money investors have used various mechanisms to put money into sustainable food businesses. Here is a (simplified) overview about the seven main “modes”.
Want to find a better place for your money?
- Slow Money investing about relationship-based investing. Join us at our gatherings and get to know enterprises who are raising financing.
- Recently, small business have been raising funds via Regulation Crowdfunding, on various online platforms. You can browse by location and industry on investibule.co.
- Find out about impact funds that invest in our food system and a just economy. We will list selected options on this page soon.
- Join the investor group SOIL Network (Slow Opportunities for Investing Local). At our entrepreneur showcases, they meet visionary entrepreneurs present their businesses and initiatives. They follow up with some of them, exploring investments as a team effort. If you’d like to join this peer group please indicate your interest below. We will follow up with you.
Can we talk about aligning my money with my values?
Fidelity, Schwab, TD Ameritrade and others are NOT designed to support diverse, small scale, physical investments that characterize local investing, be they royalty notes, promissory notes, convertible debt, equity, or some other structure.
That’s where Self-Directed IRA custodians come in.
Is there a better way to create and retain jobs in a community? Can we permanently anchor wealth formation in our communities? The answer is yes! Local communities and their local governments, whether at the municipal, county or state level, can use local investing as a powerful new economic development tool that retains jobs and economic benefits in the community for the long haul.
Let us dare to imagine an investor who has the sacred passion of an earthworm, slowly making his or her way through the soil of commerce and culture, playing a small, vital role in the maintenance of fertility.
Now, whether such notions have any practical import to the task of creating this new entity called Slow Money seems, at first, implausible. But it isn’t so.
Slow Money seeks to catalyze investments into the local foodshed and to bring about a new way of dealing with investments, one that is appropriate to place, based on direct relationships and aligned with the values of caring for the commons, sensitivity to the carrying capacity of the planet, and non-violence.