Join the network

Would you like to invest directly in Portland-based businesses? LION:PDX connects people with local investment opportunities. Here are some questions to consider when thinking about becoming a LION:PDX investor-member:

  • Do you have money available to invest in your local economy but don’t know how?
  • Would you be willing to work one-on-one with business owners and entrepreneurs to establish terms of an investment agreement, including interest rates and payback period?
  • Are you comfortable with the inherent risks of small business lending?

Next Steps

If you have reviewed the LION:PDX model and are interested in becoming an investor-member, here’s what to do next:

  1. Get to know a LION:PDX member. You need an existing member as a sponsor in order to apply. If you don’t know any members, you can attend a LION:PDX informational event to meet members and learn more about LION:PDX. Sign up for our e-mail list to receive information about future events.
  2. Complete a New Member Application form and e-mail it to
  3. We will notify you by email when we have received your application. If you are accepted you will be invited to a New Member Orientation meeting, where you can fill out our Membership Agreement.

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