Back in 2014, we invested in a crazy Founder named Jase Wilson, who had the audacious vision to connect capital and local communities to drive investment in public infrastructure like schools, parks and more. Our investment thesis: The inefficiencies in the $3.8 trillion municipal securities market can only be solved through software.
Since then, Neighborly has closed more than $30M in funding from investors including 8VC, Emerson Collective, and Stanford University. The company won The Bond Buyer "Deal of the Year" award and has grown to a team of 35.
We recently held a call to invite qualified investors to join Neighborly’s Opportunity Fund which would enable local communities to fund their own open-access fiber network infrastructure. Read more about this uniquely powerful effort here, in Jase’s clever and very wise post, You Drive a 1972 Pinto Because Your Neighborhood Makes You.