Colorado Impact Fund is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in companies operating in Colorado that is headquartered in Denver, Colorado and was founded in 2014 by Jim Kelley. The Colorado Impact Fund is managed by an affiliate of Vestar Capital Partners. The firm typically invests in companies working in to improve community health, natural resource conservation, education, workforce development, and accelerating economic growth.
Typical investments made by the Colorado Impact Fund are between $2 and $6 million in series A, series B, and growth equity rounds. Sectors receiving investment from Colorado Impact Fund are natural foods, technology, healthcare, education, and clean technology. Notable investments made by the firm include: Bhakti, SchoolRunner, TeamSnap, KM Labs, SecureSet Academy, Galvanize, CurrusMD, Chocolove, Maria Empanada, Keystone Tower Systems, and Hope.
In July 8, 2014 Colorado Impact Fund announced their first venture capital fund with $62 million in funding from a group of 20 investors in Colorado. The firm planned on using the fund to invest in between 10 to 15 companies over 5 years.