Venture capital (VC) investments typically support business growth and expansion. When an investor makes a VC or “equity” investment, they own part of the company and can have a say in how it is run. VC differs from a loan or “debt”, which is repaid monthly or as negotiated at the time of the loan. VC investments are typically repaid when the company is sold or when shares become available to the public. VC investments offer the probability of profit along with the possibility of loss.
CEI makes socially responsible VC investments through it’s subsidiary, CEI Ventures. CEI Ventures manages balanced equity portfolios, diversified by geography, industry, stage of business development and social benefits. Often staged through multiple financing, target investments in companies will generally range from $250,000 to $1 million.
Our investments help to create quality employment opportunities, especially for people with low to moderate incomes; promote progressive management practices; support socially beneficial products and services; enrich distressed communities; and foster environment sustainability.
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