Want to learn more about CD venture capital?
Two associations have been generated that can provide you with further information:
Small Business Investment Alliance
Incorporated in August of 2001, Small Business Investment Alliance, Inc. (SBIA) is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to the expansion of knowledge and the examination of issues affecting financial institutions and their professionals that are investing in small and emerging businesses in the United States. It was formed by several financial institutions in response to the growing demand for risk capital by intermediaries working with small and emerging businesses particularly those in underserved markets. For more information about the Small Business Investment Alliance, please visit: www.sbia-alliance.com or contact Rosalyn Ciulla at (216) 689-4472; Rosalyn_ciulla@keybank.com or Fred Mendez at (415) 512-4236; email@example.com
Community Development Venture Capital Alliance
The Community Development Venture Capital Alliance (CDVCA) is the network for the rapidly growing field of community development venture capital (CDVC) investing. CDVC funds provide equity capital to businesses in underinvested markets, seeking market-rate financial returns, as well as the creation of good jobs, wealth, and entrepreneurial capacity. CDVCA was formed in 1993 and incorporated as a not-for-profit in 1995. CDVCA promotes use of venture capital tools to create jobs, entrepreneurial capacity, and wealth to advance the livelihoods of low-income people and the economies of distressed communities. For more information about the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance, please visit:
http://www.cdvca.org/about/index.php or contact Kerwin Tesdell at (212) 594-6747.