Mainvest is an investment platform that connects brick & mortar businesses with investors who care.
We believe that communities should control their local economic development and share in the wealth it creates.
National retail chains and e-commerce giants are replacing family-owned, brick & mortar businesses. Big banks on Wall Street are denying a majority of the small business loan applications they receive.1 Those from female2 and minority3 entrepreneurs are less likely to be approved. Meanwhile, real estate developers profit as they rebuild communities instead of those who live there.4
This needs to change. Communities should decide which entrepreneurs get the capital they need to reshape their Main Streets. And members of the community should reap financial rewards when they invest in the entrepreneurs who succeed.