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Do you run a great local business committed to supporting a sustainable economy?

LION:PDX members are local investors interested in making loans for expansion, capital improvements, lines-of-credit, refinancing of existing debt, or gap-funding. At this time LION:PDX only accepts funding applications from businesses with a proven record of profitability. We do not offer start-up funding. (Read about why.)

Here are some questions to consider when thinking about sharing your opportunity with LION:PDX members.

  • Are you strongly rooted in your community and have a significant local following but can’t or don’t want to get “traditional financing” from banks and commercial lenders?
  • Is your business beyond the start-up phase? Are you committed to growing your business and creating jobs in Portland and the surrounding region?
  • Do you have a clear business plan and supporting documents for your investment opportunity?

Next Steps

If you have answered yes to these questions and are interested in sharing your investment opportunity with LION:PDX members, here’s what to do next:

  1. Get to know a LION:PDX member. You must know at least one member in order to submit your proposal. If you don’t know any members, you can attend a LION:PDX informational meeting. Sign-up for our newsletter to receive updates about when these meetings occur.
  2. Once you have a member-sponsor, fill out an Investment Opportunity form and e-mail it to: opportunity@lionpdx.com. Include any supporting documents such as a business plan, market research, and a personal profile. The more quality information you provide, the more likely it is that investors will be interested in your business.
  3. We will notify you by email that we have received your completed submission form. We will then forward your request to LION:PDX members for their consideration and may invite you to present in person at a LION:PDX meeting.
  4. If a LION:PDX member is interested in your opportunity, they will contact you directly.

If you have questions not answered here, please contact us.