Our portfolio spans a diverse selection of companies, largely Montana based, including everything from software to lighting to agriculture. Our interest is in investing in those businesses with a strong leadership team, an innovative business concept or technology, and the potential to make a real difference.
Competing in a global commodity marketplace makes the financial end of ranching quite difficult. Yet ranchers are place-based and ranching dictates a lot of the large open landscapes of Montana. Ranchers Original was created by ranchers to create a profitable cull cow grass-fed beef business grounded in a long term commitment to ecological, social, and economic health.
Timeless Natural Foods was established to provide an outlet for Montana organic farmers for their pulse crops, part of their nitrogen fixing rotation. The company is known nationally for its high quality, certified organic cereal grains, pulse crops, and edible seeds.
A group of investors formed Berkeley United, LLC as a holding company to acquire and develop an old industrial site in Missoula as a sustainable building center. At the core of the center is Home Resource, Inc., a Missoula non-profit dedicated to re-using building materials and keeping them out of our landfill while employing at-risk and transitioning employees to accomplish its mission. The Missoula Urban Demonstration Project, also a non-profit, has moved its operations, including an extensive tool lending library, to the project.
Clearas manufactures and operates wastewater treatment systems. The Clearas solution is an advanced non-chemical treatment that significantly reduces levels of multiple constituents – including phosphorus by a factor of 10 and nitrogen by a factor of 3 – and other harmful contaminants in wastewater. The result is clean water, an increase of up to 40% dissolved oxygen, and no harmful by-products to dispose of.
Hestia In-Home Support is a woman-owned enterprise offering the flexibility of a complete support system delivering healthcare directly to customers in their own homes.
Kindkudos is an easy-to-use messaging app for sharing, saving, and spreading kindness, happiness, and appreciation. Kindkudos allows you to keep your most meaningful messages in one easily accessible place. Imagine seeing and hearing kind thoughts from the people you care about anytime you want a boost.
MeetMindful is changing the dating scene by being the first online dating site to serve a mindful lifestyle. For those ready to meet other singles who value healthy living, personal development, sustainability, spirituality, yoga, meditation, self-awareness, authentic connections, and more, this is your place.
Rivertop is a renewable chemical company that has invented a platform process to produce non-toxic, biodegradable chemicals. These chemicals will differentiate single-use products by improving their performance and sustainability profile at a competitive cost.
Satic is committed to the design, development, and manufacturing of energy-saving products that make home appliances, electronics and office equipment run better and last longer.
The Natural Baby Company of Bozeman MT, a woman-led business, provides innovative and modern solutions for diaper disposal. The company currently manufactures industry-leading GroVia Modern Cloth Diapers and Ovolo Wrap. The company is a Certified B Corporation that has been recognized for its earth-friendly products and forward-thinking business practices.
Equilibrium Capital Group is a platform of asset managers who focus on real asset sectors impacted by resource constraints and sustainability. They are active in sectors including real estate, integrated land management, water and wastewater, agriculture, and distributed energy.
RSF Social Finance (RSF) is a pioneering non-profit financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money. In partnership with a community of investors and donors, RSF provides capital to non-profit and for-profit social enterprises addressing key issues in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship.
Renewal2 provides an opportunity for investors to participate in the development of business at the forefront of social and environmental innovation.
Next Frontier capital is the first venture capital fund in Montana. Its focus is on investing in technology companies.