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CoPeace Becomes Co-Owner of Innovative SVX US Online Impact Investment Platform

May 17, 2023

CoPeace Will Partner with SVX Canada and Cutting Edge

DENVER (May 17, 2023) – CoPeace, PBC, a diversified impact holding company, has announced an investment in Social Venture ConneXion, LLC (“SVX US”), a financial services firm that operates an innovative online impact investment platform. CoPeace will be a co-owner in the venture with SVX Inc., a Toronto-based nonprofit that is registered as an Exempt Market Dealer (EMD) in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, and Cutting Edge Holdings, an affiliate of mission-driven law firm Cutting Edge Counsel.

Through its online impact investment platform, SVX US provides campaign preparation support, detailed profiles, automated transaction and subscription document processing, and capacity to deploy investments across multiple security, investor, and offering types, from direct public offerings to Reg D to nonprofit and co-op offerings. The platform allows investors to make debt and equity investments across a range of impact areas including climate, food, health, equity, housing, and community real estate.

“We are thrilled that CoPeace is joining SVX US as a partner,” said Kevin Taylor, Associate Director, SVX Canada. “They have the right skills, experience and vision to advance our shared mission to make it easy for impact investors to find and make investments with positive local and global impact.”

SVX US simplifies the process of investing in alternative securities offerings that deliver meaningful change alongside the potential for financial returns. The investment platform’s vision is to make impact investing accessible to all investors who are increasingly interested in aligning their investments with their values.

CoPeace, through its unique holding company structure, is building a portfolio of carefully selected for-profit companies with measurable social and environmental impact. The company is working to democratize the investment world by allowing everyone, not just wealthy investors, to invest in private impact companies. In addition, CoPeace provides a variety of marketing, finance and sports consulting services to organizations demonstrating positive social or environmental impact.

“We are excited about our investment in the SVX platform, for multiple reasons, but foremost are the shared impact mission alignment and the seamless ease of use of technology for investors to participate,” said Craig Jonas, CoPeace founder and CEO. “We will be bringing our marketing services to the SVX US investment platform, and our co-ownership gives us another way to help current and future impactful companies grow.”

Co-owner Cutting Edge Holdings is an investment affiliate of Cutting Edge Counsel, a California-based law firm that delivers legal and financial services that help mission-driven organizations raise capital in alignment with their values and goals so these organizations can build a more just, equitable and sustainable economy.

“As a new partner, CoPeace will add an incredible depth of marketing expertise to SVX US, which will strengthen our ability to achieve our mission and expose our listers to a broader reach of impact investors,” said Cutting Edge Principal Kim Arnone. “The CoPeace team’s marketing and branding skills will help our listers focus their pitch materials to reach mission-aligned investors. In addition, the CoPeace team brings deep experience in impact analysis and impact investing. We couldn’t be more excited about CoPeace becoming a co-owner of the SVX US platform.”

CoPeace, SVX US and Cutting Edge share a common vision: a world where all investments have a positive impact. All three organizations are working to help organizations and investors match money with meaning.

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About CoPeace 

CoPeace helps impactful companies grow. As an impact-driven holding company, CoPeace is building a portfolio of carefully selected businesses with measurable social and environmental impact. Additionally, CoPeace provides a variety of consulting services to organizations demonstrating positive social or environmental impact.

As a fully certified B Corp and public-benefit corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically and responsibly in regard to society and the environment. Equity, inclusion and justice are not just valued at CoPeace – they are pillars supporting our mission. CoPeace was recently selected as an Emerging Impact Manager (EIM) for the ImpactAssets 50™ 2023 (IA 50). The EIM list represents firms with unique strategies, under-represented impact themes or diversity in leadership in view of the full IA 50 application pool.

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About SVX US

SVX US manages an investment platform to host impact investing opportunities and make it easier for impact investors to find and invest in deals aligned with their impact and financial goals. The organization helps social enterprises, including private issuers, CDFIs, nonprofit organizations, and funds, to best showcase their offerings and simplify the transaction process.

The SVX US platform is a partnership of Cutting Edge, SVX Canada and CoPeace.

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About SVX Inc.

SVX is a Canadian based nonprofit, diversified financial services firm driving impact for investors, organizations, funds, and enterprises. SVX provides knowledge and insights, designs strategies and products, manages funds, and operates a platform for raising impact capital and making impact investments. SVX works across sectors that deliver meaningful impact: climate, food, health, equity, housing, and community real estate.

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About Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge Counsel is a law firm working to build an economy that works for everyone and provides opportunities for everyone to participate, thrive, and build wealth. Recognized widely for its capital-raising practice known as “Cutting Edge Capital,” the firm:

  • Designs and implements community capital offerings, and
  • Help clients raise capital from their own communities in alignment with their values and goals.

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