Next Application Deadline:
Monday, Sept. 25th

The deadline for applying for our 4th quarter 2023 funding cycle is the end of the day on Monday, September 25th

You may sign up for our Email Newsletter to receive updates on future funding cycles. And you can see the application deadlines  and the timing of applications down-selection activities in the Calendar.

Apply to SWAN for the First Time.

Here are the steps to take before completing your application to understand if you are a good match with SWAN and to increase your chances of being funded by SWAN.

Step 1: Review the SWAN portfolio page to see companies we have funded.

Step 2: Read Insights on raising funds at SWAN which defines what we invest in and what we don’t invest in.

Step 3: Read Pitch Deck Requirements to make sure your deck matches our expectations.

Note that SWAN strongly prefers convertible notes over SAFE Notes and rarely invests in SAFE Notes.

After you have taken these learning steps, you can decide if it is a good use of time to apply, using the button below.

Reapplying to SWAN for your first funding from SWAN.

Step 1: Before your company reapplies, please make meaningful progress in addressing the concerns that we shared on your prior application.

Step 2: Before submitting your application online, make sure that you answer “yes” to the dealum question about whether you have previously applied, and state your progress.

Step 3: After updating your application,  please take the final step of  Submitting the application in dealum. Just updating answers on your dealum application  will not cause your application to be re-submitted to SWAN.

If SWAN previously funded your company:

Please speak with your SWAN contact about your new round. Then use the link below to enter into SWAN’s funding process, which uses the dealum online platform.

The SWAN Impact Network provides funding for impact startup companies. And SWAN has a passion for doing good. Doing good for society and the environment. And going good for founders by being a responsive, transparent and helpful partner.

The angels came to the table sharing and supporting our passion to help kids thrive.”

~ Amy Looper, Co-Founder of OneSeventeen Media

How to Apply

A good way to identify a match with us is to view our portfolio. See deals we have funded – exits and current portfolio.

Before applying, it is important to first review Insights on raising funds at SWAN which defines what we invest in and what we don’t invest in.

Please note. The online application asks you to upload certain files. Please make sure that your files adhere to the requirements defined by the buttons below.

You apply using the Button shown below.

As a group of experienced business leaders with a passion for combating climate change, SWAN has a deep network of talent and connections that has proven extremely valuable for learning how to grow our business.”

~ BJ Johnson, CEO and Co-Founder of ClearFlame Engines

Our Application Review Process

We provide funding for impact startup companies on a quarterly cycle, following the procedure below.


Based upon the submitted applications, we select 6 to 8 companies to present via zoom. The zoom calls include 15 minutes to present followed by 45 minutes of Q&A.

Pitch Event

We select three companies to present at our Quarterly Pitch Events. Your company will be given 15 minutes to pitch followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.

Deal Memo Development

After the pitch event, companies may be invited to enter into a detailed due diligence/deal memo step. When the deal memo is complete, it is circulated to all of our angels who then make individual investment decisions.

See the Quarterly Schedule

More Information Regarding Applying for Impact Funding

  • We do not accept any material containing Confidential or Proprietary legends.
  • Companies may apply twice within any twelve-month period.
  • There is no charge to apply for funding.
  • Our network is not able to accept applications through other platforms such as Gust.

Have Questions?

I have pitched to more angel groups than I can remember. Probably went into diligence with a dozen or more.

It was the most thorough and transparent of any group which speaks to the quality of people in SWAN.

~ Steve Mogensen, CEO and Co-Founder of Speech Vive

Recently Funded Impact Businesses

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