Next Application Deadline: Monday, September 6th

The deadline for applying for our 4th quarter 2022 funding cycle is the end of the day on Monday, September 6th

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.

Reapplying for funding: If you previously applied for funding and would like to reapply, please logon onto your company’s dealum account. You can then review and update your prior application, and dealum will then move your application into SWAN’s application queue. Please email if you have any questions or difficulties, or if you would like to verify that we have received your updated application.

Applying for Follow-on Funding:  [This option is only available for existing SWAN portfolio companies]. We often provide follow-on funding to companies that SWAN has previously invested in and who are making significant progress. Current SWAN portfolio companies may apply for an additional SWAN investment  here.

The SWAN Impact Network provides funding for impact startup companies. And SWAN has a passion for doing good. Doing good for society. 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

If you’re interested in applying for funding for your investment startup, a good way to start your application is to download Insights on raising funds at SWAN. You apply on-line.  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. And applying at the last minute may not give you enough time to thoughtfully update those files.

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 75 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 Gust or ProSeeder.

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

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