clo•vest: community and locally oriented investing.

Vacant DC building shows crowdfunding's range
March 30, 2014

"No less tangible are the business lessons Jain can witness. He has started a crowdfunding platform of his own called Clovest, which helps D.C. businesses raise capital."


Dreams & Dollars Episode 25
December 11, 2013

Karan Jain, co-founder of Clovest, a Washington, D.C. based crowd funding platform, talks with host Sheila Martel.


Re-Thinking Sector Stereotypes
December 06, 2013

"In business, entrepreneur Karan Jain wanted to strengthen local communities, but instead of starting an advocacy organization or community association, he decided to give people a way to literally invest in local businesses through a crowdfunding site."


8 Sites That Help You Give Locally
October 15, 2013

“Clovest allows people to invest in and support the local businesses that mean the most to them,” says Fundrise’s Miller. “The platform helps to build the same kind of direct ties we are trying to establish between communities and their built and commercial environments.”


14th street store seeks customers' support for capital improvements
August 07, 2013

"Karan Jain, Clovest CEO, recognized that it was hard for small businesses to obtain loans of less than $100,000, and decided to make it easier by raising funds from communities in the form of zero interest loans."


Anacostia Arts Center Cafe From Domku Owner Still Trying to Raise $15,000
August 06, 2013

"Just a little more than one week remains for Carpenter to reach her goal of raising $15,000 through Clovest, a D.C.-based crowd-funding site in which people provide microloans that will eventually be repaid."


Anacostia Arts Center May Get Cafe from Domku Owner
July 10, 2013

"The project is trying to find legs by raising money through Clovest, a Kickstarter-esque fundraising program that requires more involvement from the community and works as a loan rather than seed funding."


William James Foundation Announces 2013 Washington DC Affinity Lab Prizes
July 08, 2013

"The WJF engages a mentor network of more than 800 individuals who have built, managed or invested in impact entrepreneurs to discover, invest in, connect and educate impact entrepreneurs who are building companies that are making our world a better place."


Spot on Montgomery Community Media
June 17, 2013

"What crowdfunding is all about is connecting businesses to their customers and forming a sense of community between them by allowing the customers to feel that they have participated in the development of the business."


D.C.-Based Clovest Brings Community Crowdfunding to a Hyper Localized Level
April 18, 2013

"Clovest is meant to connect local businesses with their customers and patrons, and create a deeper connection between their products and the people who use them."


Clovest helps your favorite small businesses raise capital
April 12, 2013

"Clovest is a new funding platform designed to help small businesses raise capital for small to medium-sized projects."

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