2017 Impact investors: Supporting startups and the community

Impact Investors: Supporting startups and the community is the third and final Insider 502 report taking a closer look at Louisvilleā€™s startup ecosystem.

Great ideas need a great deal of financial support. Software code for a new data management system doesn’t grow on trees. Neither does material for a medical device or talented people to help lead your new company. Startups depend on backers who share the desire to blaze a trial but who can also write the check to make it happen.

This list of forty impact investors celebrates Louisvillians who again and again take risks to fuel local startups. They are the check writers or connectors that bring other investors together. More than that, they are community leaders who give their time to charities and lead their own organizations to success.

We created and organized this list using our Insider 502 database which considers nonprofit board participation, history of founding companies, involvement in professional organizations, civic engagement, and other relevant factors.

Click here to view the full report.