The SWAN Impact Network originally operated under the name of The Southwest Angel Network, and is a network of individual angel investors. SWAN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with an educational mission. We educate impact entrepreneurs on fund raising, and we educate angels on how to evaluate impact investment opportunities.
Mission: The angels at the SWAN Impact Network are bound together by a passion for making the world a better place by supporting dynamic startups that are striving to address serious challenges that our society faces. SWAN focuses on companies who expect to deliver measurable social or environmental impact, and who also have solid plans for financial success. Examples of impact include improving education and healthcare outcomes, increasing financial empowerment, protecting the environment, and working to improve the lives of groups of people who face unique challenges.
Secondary Mission: SWAN recognizes that women and people of color startup founders have been under-funded by the startup investment community. Half of our investments have gone to these under-represented founders. And SWAN’s leadership and membership reflects the diversity of the community.
National Footprint: A rapidly growing and nationally prominent impact angel network, SWAN has chapters in Austin, Dallas and Houston, and includes angels from across the US. And we invest in amazing companies from across the US.
More Information: You can download and read The SWAN Impact Network Story which discusses our history, our community involvement and our alliances.
SWAN’s Sister Organization: The Swan Angel Network, a group of individuals making personal investment decisions, has a sister organization, the SWAN Impact Fund. The two organizations are legally separate but have overlapping leadership. The Fund’s Limited Partners invest in the Fund and then rely on the Fund’s investment committee to make investment decisions.