Where Veterans Connect to Build the American Dream
The veteran investment network
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, Veterans are 45% more likely to be self-employed than civilians— and their impact is profound.
Contributed to the American Economy
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.
Real Estate Investing
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.
“We believe that those who fought for the American Dream deserve a shot at living it themselves”
Founder & COO of Localvest
The Academy Fund is raising capital to build a diversified portfolio of short-term real estate secured loans to military veteran real estate operators.
A veteran-owned residential real estate investment company focused on single-family properties in Military Communities.
$10m VC Fund - Dual-Use Tech in Cybersecurity, Smart Data, AI & Robotics backing Veteran led entrepreneurs.
Lost Rhino Brewing Company is a full-scale production brewery producing over 10,000 kegs equivalents each year.
$50M Venture Capital Fund; Invests in Veteran Entrepreneurs! Backs vetted investments to qualified veteran-affiliated businesses. Growth Capital for business expansion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.