Neighborly, a San Francisco-based startup with an office in Kansas City, recently landed a multi-million dollar investment for its community investment marketplace.
The company, which relocated its headquarters from Kansas City to San Francisco after struggling to raise local capital, raised $5.5 million from venture capital firms Formation 8 and Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures, according to TechCrunch.
Neighborly created a community investor platform that allows users to financially support the places and civic projects important to them via the municipal bond market. Led by Kansas City native Jase Wilson, Neighborly hopes to engage millennials and others with the opportunity to invest in their communities, including their schools, parks, infrastructure, energy and more. The platform allows users to invest in municipal debt, which has a market of about $3.7 trillion.
Here’s a video to learn more about Neighborly.