Posts tagged with: Investing

By Kelly Nottermann, Flexible Capital Fund, L3C Nils Behn vividly remembers sitting in class at Harwood Union High School and deciding that he would use his time on this planet to have a positive impact on the environment. “There was...
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After a 20-year hiatus, the next generation of DesLauriers are at the helm bringing new ideas, energy, and the labor of love to the resort. By Kelly Nottermann, Flexible Capital Fund, L3C Even though it’s October, Lindsay DesLauriers’ skis are...
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Made from recycled glass, Glavel will begin manufacturing foam glass gravel at its Essex facility this fall. By Kelly Nottermann “The built environment is responsible for nearly 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions,” said Rob Conboy, founder and CEO of...
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From homestead to statewide, Lisa Ransom and Scott Baughman close the loop for Vermont’s food systems. By Janice St. Onge, president of the Flexible Capital Fund “How can we live in Vermont and not be able to find compost?” That...
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MamaSezz enters growing meal delivery niche with whole food, plant-based fare. When Meg Donahue, co-founder of MamaSezz, Googled “how do you survive congestive heart failure” late one evening in 2012, she wasn’t hoping to find a miracle cure, she simply...
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At the core of Aqua ViTea founder Jeff Weaber’s business lies a simple idea: that kombucha—a fizzy probiotic drink made from tea—promotes good health and can change lives. It was with this idea in mind that Weaber, formerly a brewer...
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Cider pioneer Eleanor Léger on growing a business with intention. Movies have been made about the romantic notion of leaving corporate America to start a business in a remote, bucolic Vermont town, but few of those fictional characters can hold...
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Take One Step Today By Janice St. Onge, Flexible Capital Fund President Is your money invested in alignment with your values? How can you find out? What does it mean to invest anyway? Don’t know where to start? Here’s a...
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By Janice St. Onge, Flexible Capital Fund President The Flexible Capital Fund, L3C (the “Flex Fund”) provides risk capital in the form of revenue-based financing to growing companies in Vermont’s food system, forestry and clean technology sectors. These businesses are...
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Eating fresh, local greens during the winter months can be a challenge but Ceres Greens of Barre, VT, an early stage vertical farming company, is working to supply fresh, local produce to institutional and food service customers year-round. The Flexible...
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