Zebras Unite Capital
Zebras Unite Capital

Zebras Unite Capital

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20 June 2023: Reminder that the source of truth for all things ZU Capital is Also, we have shifted our regular meetings to accommodate more timezones, at long last! Meetings now alternate between 11 am Pacific [1st and 3rd Tue of the month] and 5 pm Pacific [2nd and 4th Tue of the month]. 💥⏰⚖️

Zebras Unite Capital is a team of co-op members working to mobilize more capital towards zebra founders, and in so doing create a consistent and reliable revenue stream for the cooperative and its members.

We do this by providing education and resources to support founders in becoming finance-ready; formalizing referral relationships with sources of funding; curating connections between founders and funders; developing shared services and infrastructure for capital innovators; and co-creating new financing mechanisms ourselves.

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Zebras Unite members can get started on accessing our capital connection services by following the relevant links below and completing the AirTable form. We will review your submission, and may follow up with you to clarify or request additional information. When there are connections to be made, we will discuss the options and fees with you.

How do YOU want to mobilize more capital for 🦓 businesses?

FOR FOUNDERS

Find the financing that's right for your organisation
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Find funding

FOR INVESTORS

Discover investment opportunities
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Find opportunities

FOR CAPITAL INNOVATORS

Find help & capital for your beyond-VC investment product or fund
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Find help

Many people have asked us when we are launching a "Zebra Fund", and what it will invest in. Well, we believe you get better financial products when you design them together with the community they are intended to serve. Therefore:

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We are working in partnership with Chapter Leaders and other stakeholders on identifying the regions of the world, sectors of the economy, and segments of the entrepreneur population that could be better served with alternatives to venture capital.

Joining the Capital Circle

We welcome co-op members who want to take an active role in advancing the work of the helping match investor and founders; help make investment decisions when the time comes for Zebras Unite to make direct investments into companies; and / or participate in additional projects and activities to advance the capital work of Zebras Unite. Capital Circle members opt into one or more projects, which we track in Asana.

In 2022-23, we are focusing on three priorities:

  1. Matching founders seeking capital with partner crowd investing platforms like Wefunder and / or other investors in our networks;
  2. Supporting the growing number of capital entrepreneurs and innovators in our community; and
  3. Develop new services and offerings that connect co-op members with capital.

Current Projects [Q2 2023]:

  • Getting Inclusive Capital Collective and P6 products to market in the US, specifically a Credit Enhancement Facility;
  • Continuing our streak of guerrilla activations at the AVPN meeting in Singapore, June 2023;
  • Navigating ZU Co-Op members to suitable crowdinvesting platforms that we partner with, notably Wefunder, a couple of European platforms, and LendForGood;
  • Advancing collaborative capital design in Berlin (Germany); Islamic Finance; and Indian rural economies.

This is a patronage activity, and you will be recognized in the community with a badge. If you are interested in finding out about these opportunities, please:

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⭕ Join the Capital Circle and we’ll invite you to an upcoming circle meeting.

We meet every week, alternating between Tuesdays at 11 am Pacific [1st and 3rd Tue of the month] and Tuesdays at 5 pm Pacific [2nd and 4th Tue of the month]