Grow your business. Multiply your impact.
Being an entrepreneur is hard. Finding investors who share your passion for spiritual impact is hard. 7Ventures exists to make the process of connecting you with faith-driven investors a smooth, efficient and enrichment experience. Our network of investors fund redemptive business leaders advancing the gospel.
We understand that business is a sustainable and uniquely powerful channel of cultural influence that enables individuals and communities to flourish financially, emotionally, and spiritually. We born to help Business grow and make a big impact in their community
End the tension of choosing between financig and living out your faith-driven vision. Our transparent and efficient process takes roughly eight weeks. To see if our financing and partnership are a fit for your business, we invite you to complete our brief online application.
Ideal candidates for funding are entrepreneurs who don’t leave their faith at the door, but rather infuse it into their everyday workplace. We work with leaders who positively impact their workplace, customers, and communities in a redemptive way, blessing all regardless of their worldview or beliefs. Entrepreneurs and teams we back pursue operational excellence, demonstrate biblical principles to employees and customers, and winsomely live out their faith in Jesus.
Your influence shapes the culture, not only inside your company, but also in the lives of your employees and customers. We are here to lock arms with you as you build your business and steward your resources for the good of those around you, while holding true to your Christian values. This might mean a decrease in profits to help pay your employees more than a living wage, to do what’s right in caring for the Earth, or to encourage employees to take days off for family, rest, and worship.
When we sync up kingdom-minded leaders with kingdom-minded investors, imagine the influence that will take place in the world! It is our heart and passion to be a connecting force between these two groups.
In order to be eligible for funding, companies must be:
Led by an Adventist Jesus-following founder, CEO, or management team who recognizes God’s call on his/her/their life to bless employees, customers, and the community through the business.
Intentionally integrating Gospel impact into the operations, activities, and/or products/services of the company.
Post-revenue or, at minimum, have a completed and working prototype with market validation (such as a pilot or beta users).
Projecting breakeven operations in 18 months if not yet profitable.
Raising $200K to $5M (or more) of funding with a solid plan for use.
Raising funding in the form of either equity or debt with conversion right options or attached warrants.
Companies operating in the tobacco, cannabis, alcohol, gaming, adult entertainment, or firearms industries.
Pre-revenue or concept-stage businesses or projects.
Companies whose sole social and/or spiritual impact is limited to sharing a portion of their profits with charities.
Companies who are led by Christians but otherwise have no clear or demonstrable Gospel impact in their operations, activities, and/or products and services (recognizing there are many other suitable funding sources for these types of companies).
Non-profit organizations; we only provide investment capital to for-profit businesses.
Movies and film projects unless the team has a demonstrable track record and production is already underway or completed.
We recognize that capital raising is a time-consuming process and are committed to making it as efficient and transparent as possible. Our commitment to you during the application process is to be: Responsive in our communications. Transparent regarding questions, concerns, and our degree of interest. Quick and efficient in our diligence process, to give you a yes or no as soon as possible. Helpful to you and your team, whether we invest or not. To learn more about our complete application process, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
We don’t charge anything to apply for funding and will let you know quickly if we think you’re a fit for our network.
No. 7Ventures is a business association that facilitates connection and communication of faith-driven entrepreneurs to like-minded investors. We enable funding and the advancement of entrepreneurs whose faith convictions may be a potential roadblock to securing funding from secular investors. 7Ventures is not a broker and does not charge fees for its services. 7Ventures is not a venture fund and does not invest its own capital. Any and all investment decisions are made by 7Ventures members on an individual basis.
We are extremely protective of your company and personal information. We recognize that many companies we fund may be run by entrepreneurs whose faith may subject them to extreme opposition or even oppression in parts of the world. While we most often do not execute non-disclosure or confidentiality agreements, each member has been reference checked and has signed a commitment to maintain confidentiality of all nonpublic company information to which they have access. Except for the Funding Application on this site, information or files you submit are shared to network members via a secure platform that is never linked to our website. Further, we will not publish that our network has facilitated funding of your company without your express permission.
Throughout the application process, we will request additional information regarding finances, business operations, partnerships, management background, and social and spiritual impact metrics.
We recognize that investments led by those with other or no faith convictions have and do generate significant financial returns with great social impact. And since many others recognize this, almost every angel network and financial investment platform facilitates funding of business led without respect to the faith of the business leaders. Our experience indicates that Christian entrepreneurs who boldly live out their faith run into roadblocks from investors. Further, these entrepreneurs face unique challenges as they seek to balance profit, business excellence, God’s environmental mandate, and Jesus’ example of care. Our network of executives, investors, and entrepreneurs offer help in the face of these unique challenges.
We don’t provide lists of our network members. If you apply for funding, you will likely meet many of them. Collectively our network members have been investing for over 470 years, made more than 640 private investments, served on nearly 200 boards, gone on many mission trips, and seek to be winsome witnesses of the love of Jesus.
Funding application submission process (about 3 weeks):
Contact 7Ventures and provide details about your company by completing our initial online application form here.
We will have a quick call to speak with you and confirm if we’d be a good fit for your company’s funding needs.
We will email you a funding application for you to fill out and return to us.
Upon receipt, our intake committee will confirm completeness and review your funding application.
If we think there is a good fit with your company, an intake committee member will set up an hour call to learn more.
Within a week, an intake committee member will notify if you’ve been selected for the investment committee process.
Investment committee process (about 3 weeks):
Investment committee and network members review company materials submitted and aggregate areas for further diligence or discussion, which are conveyed to the company’s management team. Subsequent calls with management will occur during this time period to prepare the company for presentation to the wider network.
We will host a telephone call, video conference, or in-person meeting for the company to present to all interested Network members.
Network members indicate anticipated funding levels, and if participation is high enough, the management team is notified.
Funding committee process (about 2 weeks):
Our funding committee will finalize legal review of funding documents and work with you to confirm you have the appropriate documentation.
Our members invest directly in the company. Note that investors and the company will be communicating directly with each other during this funding stage. The company is responsible for communicating with these individual investors and responding to their questions.
Engagement committee (post-investment):
If we invest, we are committed to your long-term success. An Network member will serve as your connection to our network, providing spiritual encouragement, business assistance, and ongoing mentorship to understand the company’s progress. In some cases, a Network member will serve as a board member, board observer, or advisor.