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The Inspire Equity Platform by Norstell Capital

Investing in a
New Narrative

The Inspire Equity Fund Platform will leverage $250 Billion in equity investment to invest in Black businesses in 50 cities across the United States.

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Racism has
created
gaping economic disparities.

Systemic inequality has restrained Black economic progress for generations – and everyone pays the price.

There is a path toa different future.

Financial investment is the fastest, best way to lift up Black communities – but we have to think big.

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01 THE FIRST PHASE

Invest in Black-Owned Companies

Targeted investment in Black-owned companies doesn’t just produce economic value – it also contributes to financial equity, social stability, and food security.

Our model connects Black entreprenuers to the financial resources and social networks that sustain businesses and foster more resilient and sustainable communities.

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02 THE IMPACT

A Strategy that Changes Lives

  • Billions of dollars in capital to invest inBlack-owned businesses
     

  • Targeted investment processes create an economic ecosystem of MBEs
     

  • Wrap-around business support to elevate capacity of Black-owned companies
     

  • Rapid deployment of this community investment strategy in 50 U.S. cities.

WHICH LEADS TO:

Thriving Black Businesses

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Growth in Economic Equity

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Greater Financial Well-Being

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Positive Long-Term Outcomes

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A Funding Model With Two Tracks

03 THE BIG IDEA

Engaging for-profit private investors in a growth-oriented private investment strategy to:

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Inject capital into Black-owned businesses.

PRIVATE INVESTMENT

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Strengthen businesses with training and wrap-around support services.

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Build new connections tocustomer pipelines.

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Build the capacity of community-based organizations.

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Ensure credibility with community residents.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Connecting not-for-profit social impact donors in an engagement process to:

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Fund community councils to oversee grant-making and advise business investments.

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04 THE GOAL

Creating tangible impact in 5 years

$5B for community organizations & nonprofits
$25B from national investment banks
$250B from equity investors
$250B from credit investors

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OUR NATIONAL PARTNERS WHO WILL HELP US GET THERE

Norstell Capital Group, LLC
Conference of National Black Churches
Crowe LLP
Movement.org

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Invest in a new narrative that changes the story of Black communities – and Black lives.

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Let’s talk about how we can change the narrative together.

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