We bring together values-driven investors with mission-driven entrepreneurs in the food space to fund sustainable & reasonable growth.
Mission & Vision
AFI’s Mission is the increase the supply of good, clean, fair food and the supply of individual impact investor opportunities by sourcing, creating, and investing in local sustainable food companies.
We do this to enable Central Texas’ triple-bottom-line (planet, people, profit) entrepreneurs to create living wage jobs for respected workers; good, clean, & fair food within a robust regional food system; and progress toward stable climate, healthy soil, and humanely treated animals.
Our Vision is to…
- expand to other foodshed communities, creating a nationwide syndicate of locally-focused entrepreneur & investor support organizations for the purpose of collaboration, peer-support, and deal-flow sharing;
- extend investment opportunities to retail (i.e. non-accredited) investors;
- add incremental industry sector lenses such as energy, housing, or healthcare.
|Invest in Good, Clean, & Fair|
Just as we make conscious decisions as consumers to support green, organic, and local vendors, so we can make similar decisions as investors.
Good products are healthy, nutritious, safe, and tasty.
Clean products are organic, without
Fair products respect the dignity and economic well-being of workers and other stakeholders throughout the supply chain.
Finance Prudent Growth
Traditional Angel Networks target only those firms with exceptionally fast growth projections and the expectation of
We celebrate local food sector firms needing capital
Too much of our financial lives are disconnected from our personal experience; we have no way to appreciate how, for
Create Transformative Personal Experiences
While access to capital is a challenge for most start-up and small firms, it is very difficult for the firms we target. As such, we provide valuable assistance to the entrepreneurs,
Our goal is
Food entrepreneurs can
We will strive to invest in, and/or mentor, and/or refer, and/or
We enjoy and value
Create Change by Action
Our focus is on creating change by action – the action of investing. We are not an advocacy