The Blog

News and updates from GWV.

The Down Low On New Exempt Employees Laws

In July the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that a new final rule, set to go into effect on December 1, will more than double the compensation threshold for exempt employees - from $455 to $913, or $47,476 annually.  Recently, a bill passed the House and has been...

Montainer.

We felt like sharing this video  and providing an update on Montainer, one of our portfolio companies. Montainer is just completing its “500 Startups Accelerator” in Mountain View, California. Goodworks Ventures first invested in August of 2015 using a convertible...

Manufacturing.

A lot of political discussion these days revolves around the death of manufacturing in the United States. That’s not what we see here in Montana. Manufacturers are often small businesses but their multiplier effect is pretty substantial. For every $1 spent in...

Failure.

We have had a number of investments not work out this year. Or to be more direct, some of the businesses we invested in failed. There is a lot of discussion around failure and startups these days. Fail fast. Failure is the way you get to success. Failure is a badge of...

Branding.

After a couple of years of languishing, we finally updated our website. The impetus was to provide better services to the entrepreneurial community of Montana and to help build our brand. As the only impact fund in Montana, we have never really promoted ourselves or...