Where Veterans Connect to Build the American Dream

The veteran investment network

Expanding the Impact of Veteran-led Companies

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, Veterans are 45% more  likely to be self-employed than civilians— and their impact is profound.

$1T

Contributed to the American Economy

5.8M+

People Employed

$1.8B

Annual Payroll

Raising Capital is the Top Challenge

Despite their impressive numbers, Veterans receive less overall financing from conventional lenders than their civilian-peers, despite filing more applications to more lenders. Private investor outreach can take up to a year to complete, on top of being expensive and time-consuming.

Without capital, Veteran businesses close and take their jobs, leadership, and impact with them.

We're here to change that
Localvest makes it easy for Veterans to invest in Veterans.

Real Estate Investing

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Charitable

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Seed-Stage Startups

Alternative Investments

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Local Businesses

We are proud to have a large community of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and investors who have served in all branches of the military and now serve nearly every industry. Our powerful software platform connects Veteran investors with like-minded Veteran entrepreneurs to quickly discover, engage, and pitch successful partnerships.

How it works
Find your Network
Fund your Growth

“We believe that those who fought for the American Dream deserve a shot at living it themselves” 

John Bracken

Founder & COO of Localvest

Open Investment Opportunities for Accredited Investors
Academy fund

Academy fund

The Academy Fund is raising capital to build a diversified portfolio of short-term real estate secured loans to military veteran real estate operators.

IzMaCo Investments

A veteran-owned residential real estate investment company focused on single-family properties in Military Communities.

Stony Lonesome

$10m VC Fund - Dual-Use Tech in Cybersecurity, Smart Data, AI & Robotics backing Veteran led entrepreneurs.

Lost Rhino

Lost Rhino

Lost Rhino Brewing Company is a full-scale production brewery producing over 10,000 kegs equivalents each year.

Veteran Ventures

Veteran Ventures

$50M Venture Capital Fund; Invests in Veteran Entrepreneurs! Backs vetted investments to qualified veteran-affiliated businesses. Growth Capital for business expansion.

Proactive income fund

Proactive income fund

We acquire, renovate, manage, and re-purpose undervalued and distressed real estate assets with the intention of providing income and equity appreciation to investors.

Success Stories from our Community
Ron Steptoe | USMA ’87
Warrior Centric Health
CEO

Localvest changed everything. In 3 weeks $500,000+ was raised on the platform. We were not picking up the phone to call people anymore. And the really exciting thing is this is not a theory, it actually works.

Jim Mulford | USAFA ’70
acQyr eXchange
President & CEO

In just 3 months on Localvest, we have shared our offering and launch with 100s of accredited investors, added 3 new investors to our team, raised $100,000, and closed out our PPM offering.

LeAnn Darland | USNA ’08 – Navy
Talea Beer
Co-Fouder & Co-CEO

Over an 8 month period, we raised 2 million dollars, of which 30% were service academy grads or veterans. We raised $150,000 from Localvest through the Service Academy Investor Group which was incredible.

Luke Hutchison | USMA ’13 – Army
Perfect Venue
CEO

We have tried other Angel investment groups. No one really put their money where their mouth was.  But once we met with the network within Localvest, we had a ton of success raising capital. It’s great to see the community of Service Academy grads and veterans supporting other Service Academy grads and veterans entrepreneurs.

Lane Beene | USAFA ’91
Pilot - Legacy
Founder

Localvest helped generate 20 new investor leads through its platform and over $2 million in commitments from one of its groups. They were the single best source of capital.

Claude Burns
Claude Burns | USNA’06 – Navy
Office Libations
Founder & CEO

Office Libations raised 40% of our round through LocalVest in a matter of months with commitments the same week we launched on the platform. There are a lot of platforms to attempt to raise capital but LocalVest will be my first choice to raise capital for any type of future deal from equity to real estate.

Brad Artery Mocingbird
Brad Artery | USNA’95
Mocingbird
President & CEO

“The fundraising side of Localvest is there and is tangible for us. But it’s also the growing network of both issuers and investors on Localvest that have benefitted me”