Austin Foodshed Investors:  Investor Network & Impact Accelerator
August 2016

It's raining great news at AFI!

SKINourishment Gets AFI Loan

Wimberly's Skinourishment makes eco-friendly, locally-sourced skin care & repair products from food grade ingredients.  In July they landed a loan from the AFI Investor Network for market expansion.

New AFI Logo & Website!
We're kind of excited about our new website, including a new logo that features the State Vegetable of Texas, the Sweet Onion!  The Invest & Raise Money sections are streamlined, and the food, finance, and social good calendar is much nicer looking (and has some very cool events here in Austin and beyond).  Come on over for a visit!


Our tagline is "small batch capital".  Like artisanal food, we take pride in crafting each deal with care.  That means personal attention to you, the sustainable food entrepreneur:  serious listening to understand your business and your goals; in-depth gap analysis & expert assistance to prepare for successful fundraising; a fundraising strategy that blends capital from various sources to optimize your freedom, optionality, and cost of capital; and introductions to values-based impact investors who want to help you succeed.   Apply online, or email Co-Founder Jarred Maxwell to set up a no-cost, no-oblication introductory phone call.

Upcoming Events

Aug 29:  Resources for Organic Family Farms (presented by TOFGA).  8:30 am Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Aug 30:  Austin's Hottest Industry:  Food & Beverage (presented by Barcode).  6:30 pm Austin Java Barton Springs

Aug 31:  "Inhabit", a movie about permaculture, followed by a great panel with Raj Patel, Edwin Marty, Sharon Mays, & Lea Scott (presented by Urban Roots).  6:30 pm Alamo Drafthouse Anderson Lane

Sept 8-9: MCapCon Solutions for Social Change conference (presented by Mission Capital)

Sept 13-16: AFI's Curt Nelson will be at SoCap "At the Intersection of Money + Meaning" in SF.  If you're going, let's connect!

Sept 25-27:  Farm & Food Leadership Conference (presented by the Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance).  Bastrop Convention Center.   Curt is on a panel called "Profit Plus Integrity" and Jarred is on one called "Farm Financials: Gov't Programs and Private Funding Options".

Back to School...

Today was back to school at our house, and maybe yours as well.  My boy filled up his backpack with empty binders, blank paper, and sharp new pencils, and trudged toward the bus.

One of the things we love about this business is getting to learn new things from new folks.  We love digging into the success-drivers of a food business niche.  We actually enjoy explaining financial statements, and how to use them to drive not just successful fundraising, but success in the business at large.  But mostly we love the cool entrepreneurs that make up Austin's Foodshed!

Thank you, and Cheers!


DISCLAIMER:  Local Impact Investors LLC, dba Austin Foodshed Investors, is not a venture fund, investment bank, broker dealer, investment clearing-house, investment club, or investment advisor, but rather a forum in which investors and companies may be educated on aspects of investment and business, as well as introduced to each other for possible investment.  We are not registered with the Securities Exchange Commission, any self-regulatory organization or any state securities commission.  We do not recommend or make any representation or warranty regarding any particular company or financial product for investment. All investments in entrepreneurial companies involve a high degree of risk, investors must be able to bear the risk of complete financial loss.  All AFI Investors, at the time of transaction close, must be Accredited Investors within the meaning of SEC Rule 17 CFR §501(a).  

Securities transactions requiring intermediaries are offered by  FundAmerica Securities, LLC, a registered broker/dealer and member FINRA/SIPC, and will be offered  under Rule 506(c) of the JOBS Act of 2012, per 17 CFR §230.506(c).

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