It was only one measly rejected loan application, delivered in the form of a cringe-inducing email sent to me by a shortsighted loan officer at some regional bank. But it changed the course of my entire career. People often ask me where the spark for the Impact Investing movement came from. Over the last eight years, I’ve shown dozens of
Photo courtesy of Housing Joint Venture FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, OHIO, USA, (OCTOBER 18th, 2019) - Housing Joint Venture presents ImpactInvest 2020, taking place at Le Meridien Hotel, The Joseph on August 14-15, 2020. Housing Joint Venture is proud to bring ImpactInvest to Columbus, OH for the second time. ImpactInvest is a source of
Minority American families have struggled to generate a foundation of wealth. Historically, minority populations have been denied awareness and, therefore, opportunities for financial education and vehicles to independently build wealth. This failure has resulted in systemic and systematic poverty. Housing Joint Venture is leading a grassroots Economic
The Securities Act of 1933 In 1929, the worst economic downturn in modern history, known as The Great Depression, began. Though there is not one, specific cause, overconfidence from the booming 1920s led everyone--from millionaires to janitors--to buy in on the market. Ordinary people bought stock on easily obtained credit they were unable to pay back.
The Jumpstart Our Business (JOBS) Act of 2012 introduced equity crowdfunding to the investment space, allowing small businesses and small investors to raise capital and build wealth. Crowdfunding is a new opportunity for non-accredited investors to give capital and receive various returns (like equity, merchandise, or early access) from a company.
Up to the year 1900, women across the United States could not own property, and it wasn’t until 1974 that women could individually receive a line of credit. Despite these landmark opportunities for advancement, women have earned about 80% of what equal male counterparts have for the past 15 years and make up only 22% of angel investors. These systematic