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About Us

At Localvest, don’t just support Veteran-owned businesses.

We help find, fund, and grow them.

Why we're here

Every day, hundreds of Veteran-led businesses struggle to find the capital they need to hire the best people, design the best processes, and grow to their fullest potential.

Even with established growth and a proven concept, borrowing from family and friends is messy, financing through banks is nearly impossible unless you already have money, and the right private investors are hard to find.

And that’s where we come in.

Our software platform helps military veterans raise capital faster through state-of-the-art technology and the power of the close-knit military community.

Instead of blindly pitching to investors all over the country, Veteran business owners can approach accredited Veteran investors that share similar backgrounds, values, and goals.

Win for the business.

Win for the investor.

Win for the local community, economy, and more.

What we do

We connect Veteran entrepreneurs with Veteran investors to raise capital quickly, easily, and affordably.

Bill and John

Founded by John Bracken and Bill Militello, USNA ‘92/USMC, Localvest is a software-as-a-service (SAAS) solution that harnesses the power of the military veteran community by connecting like-minded Veteran business owners with accredited Veteran investors who can help them grow their businesses

Who we are

Click on our bios to find out why we love what we do.

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What's in the name?

We help Veterans like you find the appropriate, trusted investment partnership that meets your goals. At Localvest, we do this through our military veteran community. This is, after all, what “local” truly means—a belonging, a familiarity, a direct connection that can be defined by geography, interests, cultural background, or shared experience. 

Through our platform, you’ll discover who is “local to you” and connect with them directly. No brokerage. No commissions. No barriers. Just two Veterans combining their skills and assets to build better, stronger business outcomes. 

It’s not only the fastest way to raise capital—it’s also the fastest way to bring the impact closer to home.

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