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Unlocking Value for Entrepreneurs

Christian Venture Capitalists

How would you like: (1) Access to capital and entrepreneurship networks. (2) Theological foundations. (3) Professional consulting services.  These are three of the components of Redeemer's Entrepreneur Incubator.  Here is a church leading the way in thinking through how to connect 'capitalism' with 'Kingdom'.  Keller connects how investment banking can be Kingdom minded in his seminar Cultural Renewal: The Role of the Intrapreneur and the Entrepreneur.  He argues that God is keenly interested in this world and restoring it from the fall.  We are called to bring about this change, but ultimately, it will be fulfilled when Jesus returns.  He goes so far as to say, "the purpose of salvation is to make this world a great place.  Salvation is only a temporary means to an end."

This thinking is most certainly novel.  Are there Christian venture capitalist who desire to seek both earthly and spiritual returns?  A search for "christian venture capitalist" brought only one 'venture capitalist' organization, Kingom Ventures, that "is a philanthropic venture capital firm focused on supporting emerging Christian ministries around the world."  The search also brought an article (Venture Capital and God: Commentary on Kingdom-Based Investing ) by Ken Eldred, who has founded many successful companies including Ariba Technologies, Inc (NASDAQ: ARBA) the leader in the Internet Business-to-Business industry and which has reached a market valuation as high as $40 Billion. He was also Founder, Chairman and CEO of Inmac a company which he took Public in 1987 and grew to $400 million in yearly revenues as the first business to sell computer products, supplies, and accessories by direct mail and later merged with MicroWarehouse.  kingdom-business.jpgI searched for 'Ken Eldred ' and found his own venture capital company, Parakletos Ventures.  Ken served as co-editor of the book, On Kingdom Business: Transforming Missions Through Entrepreneurial Strategies.

On Kingdom Business proposes a new model for using business in missions: kingdom entrepreneurship. Kingdom entrepreneurs are "job-makers," starting for-profit businesses of all sizes–real businesses that meet real needs. This book provides a conceptual foundation for kingdom entrepreneurship and explores its contemporary development using case studies of kingdom businesses and reflecting on the lessons kingdom entrepreneurs have already learned.

I don't know why there aren't more Christians rallying behind the physical expression of God's restorative plan.  It is encouraging to see Al Weiss form Vision USA, with the aim to raise $300 million over the next 10 years for aggressive church planting in 50 of the country's most influential cities.  kiva.gifWeiss is reaching out to business leaders to invest in this necessary plan.  But…

how great would it be to login to a site like Kiva to provide funding support to Kingdom-minded entrepreneurs, church planters, missionaries and the lot.  

78 Comments

  1. As a missionary, I think this is so vital. When I first moved to the Philippines, I struggled to find a nitch that felt right for me. I did not want to start a church and be a pastor, and since I am not in the medical field, our own charity was not the right place. I still administrate and manage it, but it never felt right. The last few years I have been consulting with international businesses that are coming here, mostly for outsourcing, and I finally feel that I am getting close to what God brought me here to do. I have to admit, after reading the article about Ken Eldred that I do see the amazing opportunity here. In the Philippines, the call center marketing is growing very rapidly, particularly since the English here has less of a noticable accent, and to see someone found something like a Christ based outsourcing business would be awesome! Anyway, just wanted to share my thoughts from this side of the world and really comment on what an amazing opportunity there is here. A pastor I know has set up a bead and necklace manufacturing company in Zambia, to help the church members, he then imports the jewelry to the US and sells it. All the proceeds then go back to the church members. I think that is a great idea, but it would be even better if it were web designers, entrepreneurs, IT professionals, and business people!

    Great Article, I am feeling inspired!

    • We are producing a National concert Tour called M-CAPs (musicians & comedians against poverty), with some of the world’s best known Comedians and Musicians. Similar to the Live Aids event of 1985 which was an isolated effort that was very successful, we are raising awareness and capital to combat poverty and bring the word of God to areas and people who would not get it otherwise. However this concert tour is just the beginning of a 7 year campaign.

      We are working with Mr. Luke Tate, Senior Policy Adviser with the Domestic Policy Council at the White House and we are planning to usher in a much needed improvement in the living conditions of the high-risk areas throughout our country. We are hosting concerts and festivals to raise funds and garner public support and awareness.

      We are contacting you to help us raise funds to produce a National tour.
      Please contact us at 949-338-3119 or email me at clarenceross7@msn.com

    • Hi David,

      Your experience and heart struck me.

      Joel

    • I agree. With everything. About the idea you had at the end…here is a thought: be in the world, but not of it. Don’t try to recreate a Christian amazon, just become one of Amazon’s key content providers. That’s just an analogy. I mean, don’t recreate Kickstarter and Indiegogo.com (two primary crowd funding platforms), because most people who give money give on those platforms. Just use them for Kingdom business ventures. I think the key is the incubation thing Keller is doing. We need networking and encouragment.

  2. Hello!

    Nice to find your article and site. The Lord led me into the art of becoming a matching service for Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists with business start-ups, expansions, etc., about six months ago. Never really knew this world existed before, although my husband and I were self-employed with a plumbing shop for over 25 years and also built some homes and fixed some up via “hard money” lenders.

    I’m certain there are many Christian VC’s out there, they are just hard to delineate from the rest. I have been trying to compile a list, but it is still rather short. I truly believe the “End-Time” Harvest will be financed by wealthy Christians whose hearts belong to Jesus rather than mammon. Many “Josephs” are being called out to fulfill their destinies for His plan and purpose. God is now transferring large funds out of evil hands into the vessels of honor who are joyous conduits for the Kingdom.

  3. My associate, Ben Ransom, an inventor-entrepreneur who is also a consultant specializing in environmental health and safety, has created a plan to make an affordable bicycle trailer. Not only does this quickly improve the quality of life by making hauling up to 300 pounds easy, it can be adapted to a single person ambulance and to a taxi. Whereas bicycle taxis can be purchased from quite a few vendors in the US- all for around $2,000 each, we can make ours for CONSIDERABLY less money. We are ready to build bicycle trailer manufacturing plants that can offer employment and profit to many. These would be sold as licenses to NGOs and other ministry organizations in the developing nations and we would provide on-going support. We can also provide a business in a box version where all the parts and tools needed to build 20 trailers comes in a crate. We hope to partner with an investor-angel who can help the ministry organizations to purchase the licenses or the crates. They would be facilitating immediate economic empowerment where ever they chose to invest.

  4. This was a very interesting read. And one that I have been trying to find more information out as well. The searches mentioned were as fruitless as mine (but then the same key words were used 🙂 )

    And Mrs Phelps, it would be a great piece of information to find what you are putting together. The Lord has laid it upon my heart for a while to seriously look into a Christian based ISP in our region. And the secular world Angels and such either want tons of control or are looking for an exit strategy of making company profitable and selling it off within 5 years. And I am looking to be in this for as long as the Lord calls me to it. And I would think that most investors with a true focus on God would think the same.

    So if you get that finished up I know I would be interested 🙂

    And if there are any investors reading now I would be more than happy to discuss things, I am even looking for assistance on finer financial points.

  5. do not that it is an accident that we found you, but believe that it is God Ordained.
    We need your help and support for Kingdom work.
    We have a vission to build and operate Bible Seminaries in all six continents of the globe, in obedience to the great commission of “Go therefore and make deciples of all nations” The first site will constructed in Cameroon, West Africa. We need your support. Our web address is http://www.gracebiblefoundation.org I need your contact information. We need organization and fund raising support.
    May the Lord richly bless you.

    Walter Koti
    Grace Bible Theological Seminary Foundation

  6. We have established this foundation in obedience to the command that our Lord gave to us. He simply said, “go therefore and Make Desciples All nations.” Matt 28:19. The Apostle Paul, upon his departure from the earth, exhorted young Timothy in 2 Tim. 2:2 to “commit the things that he had learned from him to faithful men who shall be able to teach others also,”

    There is no price that can be placed on a fully trained follower of Christ. One commited follower of Christ can have huge impact on the world.

    I believe that we are close to the end of time as we know it. The fear of God is not taught in churches and seminaries. Hatred for sin is scarcely mentioned. In many countries, those that desire to learn, do not not have access to quality seminary education that prepares them for pastorial and teaching ministries. I was by a Chinees friend that some can a pastor after three months as a christian. This is equally true many countries.

    Our goal is to raise $100,000,000 to plant seminaries in all continents of the globe.
    If you have like passion then contact us and together we can build the kingdom. If you can contribute in kind or in cash, please let us know.

    Waltere Koti
    President
    Grace Bible Theological Seminary Foundation
    3015890666

  7. I am an entrepreneur working on a huge Bible-based project that is evangelical in nature. It will require large capital for initial start-up….however, returns will be quick and large. I am looking for Christian capital venturists who would like to learn more about an investment that will advance God’s Kingdom in a great and mighty way!

    I would like to discuss this personally with those that feel led as opposed to releaseing this business idea publically. Please feel free to respond at your earliest convenience. Thank you and God bless you, all!

    In Him,
    Georgeann DeLuca

  8. Dear sir
    Greeting In Wonderful Jesus Name

    This is Aamir John from Karachi Pakistan. I am working with a Light of life
    LoL is evangelistic organization preach the word of Lord around the Country
    Through Leadership conference and open publics meeting likes Crusade
    And I thanks God he pick me from the sin and saved me and give me vision
    Preach the gospel and reach to unreach peoples,
    I am basically businessman and involved in textile Garments and leather garments
    Now I am looking investor who invest in Pakistan
    Few fields are very attractive like pharmaceutical, high payable business in Pakistan
    Than leather garments, and bed sheets and many others

    Hope to hear from you
    God bless you
    In His Services
    Aamir John
    Light of Life
    Karachi
    Pakistan

  9. Greetings in Christ,

    I have been in the animation for 17 years and it has been my dream to have an animation studio that produces Christian animated Films in the Philippines. The registered business name is Light D’ Box Animation Studio. I’ve been trying to connect to christian Angel Investors.

    The start up fund needed is US$ 500,000.oo

    Thank you and may the Lord Bless you more.

    In Christ,
    Jose

  10. Christian Based Energy services company working to build and support Gods kingdom and meet the needs of the gods people where ever he may direct us. Obviously we never should have said that because weve had all kinds of problems since announcing that were not wealth motivated, but exsist to fund the kingdom. Most employees are involved in self supporting short term mission activities world wide. As we are operating outside of the box we are in desperate need of help from a venture capital company to get us rooted solidly and help to keep us going as we wonder daily if we should quit. If you know of christian venture capital companies please advise, more importantly please pray for our company and our vision

  11. please view our website and pray for our company as we in turn will do for all of you

  12. I am a retired professional Geologist, and formerly a Technical Advisor on the Apollo Lunar Project at White Sands, New Mexico. For over 42 years I have been doing research on the production of biofuels from power plant waste flue gas carbon dioxide and livestock wastes for growing algae. I have been doing pilot plant research and am now ready to demonstrate the first prototype. Ultimately, I believe this technology can feed the entire world, make any nation desiring to do so, energy independent, including the the USA and open all the world to the Gospel by the casting down of strongholds (including Islam and the Prince of Persia as well as the King of Tyre) by the Love of Christ in preparation for his soon-coming return. I am looking for Christian Venture Capital in the $1,000,000 range.

    Please contact me if interested.

  13. Trevor R. Jefferson

    March 11, 2008 at 6:16 am

    I am a Canadian born, American raised non-denominational pastor, author and church planter. My family and I relocated to the South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga in 2005 and plan to spend the rest of our lives here carrying out the Lord’s work.

    I would like to hear from any and all Christian Venture Capitalists that would be interested in investing in a Christian school (grades 1-12 and bachelor’s degree course) and community center.

    I can acquire the land and have the necessary government contacts to get this accomplished but need funding for the building costs.

    This would be an amazing ministry to the people and children of Tonga!

  14. Greetings in Jesus’s name. Thank God, there is website like this.
    sure there are still Joseph’s and such people to further the growth of God’s kindgom work. There are wealthy christian ventures who would assist the upcoming or growing christian businesspersons so that the fund could be supportive to the church, ministry and leading ahead to expansion of God’s work.
    We have a company started in 2003 promoting respirators and other medical equipments for critical care and physiotherapy & surgery in India. with base in Mumbai(Bombay) we operate in state Maharashtra which is fast growing in healthcare even as India is growing in it’s economy.
    Our aim is to do business & fund the Kingdom’s expansion .
    We now want to expand the business , use the profits to 1) support missionaries in ministry/rural, trible areas, and 2) set-up emergency life saving centers with maternity centers.
    Please pray for us as we seek God’s miraculous hands in raising USD 75000. We pray that dedicated born again christian believers with a burden to further God’s Kingdom be associated with us.
    Pl pray.
    samson raj

  15. Open less than a year, the Gottlieb Foundation of Texas (http://gottliebtx.org) is a non-profit christian venture capital fund that offers strategic planning support and invests in start-up and growth stage non-profit ministries.

  16. How can Christ come to world for humanity that is to change humanity 1. Spritually, mentally and save is Soul? while most christian there work is restricted to certain areas? Why Not Africa and the rest of the country the Europe call the Third world country?

  17. My name is Andrew Stone. I work for a new Christian based clothing brand. Aimed to represent Christ by producing the best quality and fashion using all we have for the kingdom. We are filter7, providing alternative clothing for an ever adapting culture.

    Andrew Stone
    http://www.filter7.com

  18. I have served in a home church for ten years in Beijing during 1997-2006. I also worked in business field during that period. I came to USA in 2007 for my MBA degree and graduated in June 2008. Although I got a job offer from a Fortune 500 company one year before I graduated, I have felt more and more strongly that I want to go back to China and establish a kindergarten.
    China government has a policy that one family can only have one child. Unfortunately, while many people become more and more wealthy, their children become less righteous and integrity. This is not uncommon. I want to run a kindergarten to impart God’s love, righteousness, kindness, and wisdom to the children in the very early time of their lives. Now I live with my wife and daughter in St. Paul MN. I want to go back to China to do this. I do need support. Please let me know if you, or someone really with this heart and vision, are interested in it. We can talk more about the plan. Thanks and God bless you!

  19. I am an independent inventor who has a consumer electronic product that is a cutting edge solution to a number of personal safety issues and public security concerns. It will be built to be used by the general public but its goal is to be “Built By The Challenged For The Challenged.”

    It was nominated as a semi-finalist for the 2007 Homeland Security Awards and has garnered interest by the Federal Lab Consortium once patent is issued.

    Technologies covered include GPS, RF, Cellular, UWB,
    Personal Area Network, Smart Textiles, Haptics and so much more. It is in its initial concept stage but research is available to show this is a viable product.

    I already have an associate with a PhD in Electrical Engineering who is interested in becoming an officer of a start up and am looking to find venture capital from a group of Christians.

    If God has peaked your interest in this….please e-mail me at florestomas@yahoo.com.

    God Bless

  20. A Christian Camp in So. California has been turned over by it’s Board to a private owner who has been employed at the camp for several years. The owner has excellent plans to increase the annual sales and decrease the costs. In order to complete the conversion the new owner requires $5,500,000 in funds to cover a portion of the property debt and operating capital. Lenders have the choice of taking part in the equity or getting paid back at 10% simple interest after five years. The new owner is considering a program to rapidly pay down the outstanding mortgage resulting in a rapid increase in equity. If you would like to reveiw the Business Plan please email me at graceproperties951@hotmail.com

  21. We are a faithbased tv and film production company who is developing a 120 minute theatrical release based on a novel about 3 Christian woman. We would certainly be good stewards of 2.5 mil that you invest in as a secure transacation with a 100% return on it. At the very least we covet your prayers. Thanks and God bless.

    Miss Jackson

  22. My business partner and I are developing a new-model music company. We are both Christians who have felt called to the mainstream music market to try to be a light in a dark industry and market.

    My partner has written and produced hit records for a number of artists (Christina Aguilera, Monica, etc.) and I have 16 years of global brand marketing experience with multiple universally recognizable brands (a label under Interscope/Geffen, NBA, NIKE subsidiary, and NBA team). We have 3 major label quality artists, one having been in major label system. We have distribution available to us through the largest distributor in the world, and vast decision-maker industry relationships.

    We have a broad exploitation business model. We’re looking for start-up capital.

    If you’re interested, or know of someone who may be, please contact.

    Thank you.

    God Bless,
    Zane Stoddard

  23. My name is Victor Salvador Vitug Jr. and I have been a professional freelance photographer for almost 25 years. During those 25 years I have also been involved in almost every aspect of film and video production from producing, directing, shooting, writing and editing. I was recently asked by a close friend of mine to shoot a video in regards to the building of a Christian based School here in Las Vegas, Capstone Christian Schools. I was sent to Valley Christian Schools in San Jose California to video tape various facilities of the school ie. the gym, swimming pool, band, etc in order to illustrate what the new school could be like. To my amazement the project took a life of its own and also changed mine. I have always looked for ways to use my God given talent to reach out and minister to people who need to hear the word. I have sang in the choir and even acted in various church presentations. Please look at my Capstone Christian School video. I would
    like to know if there is a way to take my gift and make it into a ministry.

    Victor Salvador Vitug Jr.

    http://web.mac.com/victorsalvador/iWeb/Capstone/Capstone.html

  24. I am in the early start-up phase of a greenhouse-based organic hydroponic farm. It is an opportunity to combine a career and ministry in a unique way. Christ feed both the spirit and the body! I am looking for capital, preferably from Christian Venture Capital, to luanch this project. Investment, business and ministry to be managed by Kingdom Principles.

    Thank you and GOD bless, Guy Stanley

  25. My ministry is bringing the Lord to children through an integration of faith and modedrn culture. I believe that there are not enough resources available for parents who are trying to raise children with a strong foundation in Christ and am currently researching to develop Christian music video games. I am just in early stages but as a graduate student and mother, I am going to need financial backing to get this project off the ground. I would appreciate suggestions, encouragement, prayer. Thanks and God Bless!

  26. As an evangel-preneur, Theology Grad as well as former Investment Banker and Consultant, I can’t agree more!

    The harvest is plentiful, the workers are few…

  27. I found this site when searching for Christian Angel investors. I do not know if this is the right place to be or not. My husband and I are Christians and we are dedicated to helping our church win more souls. Of course, that requires funds and we have been blessed to be able to help a good bit in that regard. I now have a business idea that I believe will be huge and we will be able to funnel much money to help grow the kingdom once it has become successful. This is not a non profit business, but will benefit the Lord’s work just the same. I don’t know if anyone reading this is interested in discussing investing options, but if so, please contact me.

  28. PRAISE THE LORD. I am a Born again Christaian running Knitted Garment Export company in India. By the blessing of God we are doing good in business. It is my vision that I would be more blessed if we work for Born Again/Believer Christain who are having Garment Brands. If God leads you, please feel free to contact at pearlintimatess@gmail.com. May God Bless you all. Please remember me in your prayers.

  29. genesismatrimony.com is basically an online Christian matrimonial site for born again Christian singles and also for other denominational Christian singles who are desperately seeking their life partners. This site is just in the offing with more members to join and other exclusive features to be added.

    My associate Mr. Subhash and I, Mr.Nathan.G.A ventured into this business to reap a financial breakthrough in our lives, as well as, use this site as a launching pad to financially source many social and “good ground‚Äù gospel ministries which are effectively promoting the Kingdom of God and winning souls for our Lord Jesus Christ. Our vision and mission is very clear. We have chalked out our marketing strategies and campaigns but things are moving in slow pace due to shortage of funds.

    Nevertheless, we are confident that in the near future there will be a massive growth of this site in terms of numbers and revenue because we believe that God is our helper and our source, as the law of sowing and reaping which God had set into motion is still at work. Since, God uses people to bless other people, we are bringing this business before you so that anyone reading this might volunteer to partner (as God leads) with us, as a venture capitalist by sowing USD50, 000 into our business and later reaping a share in the profits at the time of harvest.

    Therefore, if any “Christian venture capitalist” who is interested to invest USD 50,000 (according to the leading of God) into our business can kindly contact us through the “contact us” link in the website on further clarifications

  30. Greetings Christians,

    Please help to kickstart the first Christian Animation Studio in the Philippines “lightdbox animation studio”.
    The fund needed is huge but if we chipin our $1, $5, $50, $100….we can make it happen. Please participate for this wonderful vision of producing animation with Christian values.

    Sincerely,
    Jose
    Manila Philippines

  31. Hi all, my name is mark and i’m with water of life church in jenison michigan. We are a five year old church that is finally making head way in a harsh economy. At this time we are renting our current location but they are in great need of selling the building and it is a perfect location for us. Pastor rob has worked very hard at devoting his life to the lord and these gifts to help him purchase our church so he can build a healing room , pantry, would be a great gift. Anything would help . Thanks
    Sorry not a pro writer just trying to help. Our church is called Water of life and we are in jenison michigan.Please check out our website

  32. Hi,

    I am a christian businessmen. I own a software development company and am looking for christian venture capitalists. Sadly, there are not many. We’ve develop a product that will allow people to share content over a private network, do distance learning, telephony and instant messaging. We’re due to release FREE copies in January 2010. We will be integrating the KJV Bible in the FREE version.

    Anyone interested in helping. contact me.

  33. Our positive content ezine website, AmazinglyBlessed.com, an Illinois registered LLC, is seeking equity funding to grow our subscriber base and enhance the website.

    We are seeking $105K.

    Aynone who can provide direction or who may be interested in learning more please contact me.

    Thanks and God Bless.

  34. I am a Christian media publisher. I am looking for $500,000 to kickstart a media firm based out of Emerging Markets. I help churches start and support others that are young and struggling. Our First Year Profit forecast is $1.2 million. Project documents including Business Plan are all available on request.

  35. Michael A.Bowie

    October 19, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    I think the next christian adult animation project should be LEDNORF’S DILEMMA by David Conn. Talk about POW! at the box office.

  36. While our vision and goals remain the same we have found it necessary to update our previous post. While we have continued to work with the resources that we have been given, a new urgency as well as opportunity has made it necessary to once again make an appeal for investment capital. Our plan to establish a greenhouse-based organic hydroponic farm and feeding ministry (Growing With Christ) has found a potential investor. We need $140,000: $60,000 to secure land, 30,000 for greenhouse/growing system (complete 18x24ft with dutchbucket gs), 10,000 to retire accumulated debt associated with startup, balance is cost of operation. this is phase one or launch of project. Investor is stage two or expansion of project. Email me direct with questions: guymstanley@yahoo.com God bless, Guy Stanley

  37. I am an artist who has been asked by God to paint religious paintings. I have always had artistic and creative blessings in my hands. I am trained in the health profession and have spent the past 25 years in the profession. I am now an artist ordained by God. The paintings have been started and I have many wonderful ideas and God asked me today to contact an angel investor to create the projects that are wanting to be revealed in my hands. Practicing in the health profession and painting the project that God wants are not two professions that are done well and retiring from the health profession is not an encouraging choice. Investment in art business is asked. Thank You for I claim it in advance, P. E. Nesbitt

  38. How can I submit my request for venture capital on this website?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,

    Keith

  39. To whom it may concern, I am seeking someone to invest in an idea that I have patented and am looking at marketing.
    The idea is a remote control wheelie bin freshener. It is on the WIPO website.
    Any interested parties please contact me via email. shosaf777@yahoo.com.au THANKS

  40. To all participants on this blog, there’s a new online service coming where Christian angel investors can meet Christian entrepreneurs. Check out the Christian Angel Capital Network blog at:

    http://www.christianangelinvestors.com

    In Him,

    Bill Murray

    Christian Angel Capital Network

  41. We are a very “Special” company, in that we have manufacturing in place, to make the “World’s” only family – childrens board game (like the game of “Monopoly”) that helps children learn to read the “Bible” with mom & dad, and have fun at the same time. There are many “Adult” trival bible games sold in Christian product stores, but nothing for children. This game is “Copy
    righted” and ready to go on Christian TV & Christian Radiom, all that is needed is a small sum of $60K for making commercials, buying air time, and paying for the first 5,000 games. Game makers don’t want to sell it, because they don’t want to mix
    “Religiob with Politics” We are not afraid of “Goliath” the Anti-Christian ” groups.
    this is one of the many reasons, companies
    like ours, looks for “Private” angel funders.
    We need a “Benevolt” Angle funder, we also offer the funder an equity position in company. Besides this game, our company is reviewing “Childrens” DVDanimated “Bible”
    stories, that will be sold to familys. All of our unique religious products are researched, and and found to have “No Com-
    petition” before we put on the market.
    Partof our company policy is also to give back, to the religious community, a portion of our company’s net profits”

    We have a lot of churches, bible school directors, and many religious groups that like this game, and want to buy, all we need is the funding.

    Contact Craig Stephens, LVT Intl.,Inc.
    EM : craiglvt@yahoo.com (702)467 – 8851

  42. This is great! The mission that God has given me is to help Christian ministries financially. The Lord gave me an idea to help His Kingdom grow by creating businesses to help fund His work. I’m seeking finances to start 2 businesses right now as I post this message: 1) Is for Fathers Against Drunk Driving or FADD as we call it, and 2) Is Kingdom Builders, an international worship, praise and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through the world wide web. I seek funds from Christians, small private investor to large angel investor groups to help Christian ministries around the world. I have another new idea that God has given me. If interested please call me at (559)756-1748. Thank you and may God continually bless everyone in Christ Jesus. Amen.

  43. Dr. Edward Martin

    April 23, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I would like to receive venture capital so I can start a church.
    Also, I would like to receive funds so I could start a local 30 minute christian radio show, so I can attract people to the church.
    I believe this would also be good for the investor, as I could promote his business on my radio show.
    Let me know if you have any ideas on how I can receive funds.
    Thank you,
    Dr. Martin

  44. The comments and begging on this post nausate me, and look more like greed dressed as religion than religion.

  45. 7 years ago God put it in my heart to build a Christian Theme Park and use the profits to help people in need. I know that somewhere out there God has people ready to help build this Ministry. If you want to know more, please visit our web site at http://www.grizzlymountainpark.com or you can call me at 530-277-8236

    God Bless
    Rev. Joseph marcum

  46. I have a start up christian business with over 10 christian products that are unique and inspirational. With a business plan that incorporates an awesome marketing and sales approach. I also have an idea for packaging to help feed and get water to people who are in need. I need some start up money to take it to the next step.Thank You Mark Berning 303-257-2139

  47. Hi, I am the founder of the awesome awakening, a movement of manifold ministries to maximise and mobilise spiritual forces and socioeconomic resources for the fulfilment of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

    In 2006, I founded the Private Equity Society, a consortium of christian entrepreneurs established to raise substantial funds to support churches and ministries as well as participate in private enterprises owned by Christians so as to become signigicant economic contributors for the edification of the Church in developing economies and emerging markets.

    The Private Equity Society expects to raise 100 million euros annually over the next ten years to achieve its goal and therefore seeks partners worldwide for this purpose.

    For more information, please find us at awesomeawakening.org under the fortune page.

    Thank you, God Bless.

  48. THE HARVEST IS GREAT… AND OUR NEEDS ARE MINIMAL (RIGHT NOW)

    Hi There… although we are not Entrepreneur’s in the business sense, we ARE Entrepreneur’s in the eternity sense!! Maybe you can help direct us.

    We are a small church plant in Southern Oregon on the coast, and we are in the very “start from scratch” stages of the church. We will begin meeting in a temporary building within the next month and have an immediate need of a couple things, but since we are just starting, we have no funds to purchase them. The first thing we need is 2 laptops. Since this is a temporary meeting place, we have to haul all of our equipment in and out of the place every Sunday… so having desktops would be really hard… plus there is really nowhere to set all that equipment up. The second thing is Children’s materials… some books, maybe a couple dry erase boards, learning materials. The third thing is help with advertising… we are located between two communities and the church advertising in the two newspapers is $30 a month, each. It would be awesome to not have to think about that cost for at least 6 months while we begin.

    We have a great vision and a passion to see people changed. Our bigger plan is to prayerfully build a church just up the hill from where we are going to be meeting…. right along the coast, on highway 101.

    We would love for you to take a look at our website, (www.rockfellowshipchurch.com) and if you share the same vision, passion, and desire to see lives changed… If you are looking for a place where God is doing a great work… then please give me a call.

    Thanks… and may God richly bless you!
    Pastor Dave ~ 541-698-0168

  49. Fellow Believers:

    As the Founder/CEO of the Christian Angel Capital Network, I’d like to to invite the participants of this blog to our two websites:

    http://www.ChristianAngelInvestors.com

    Blog: http://blog.ChristianAngelInvestors.com

    We advise ALL Christians seeking to start a business to first do four things:

    1. Pray that this is God’s Will for your life;
    2. Seek God’s guidance in His Word and leading through His Holy Spirit;
    3. Seek wise counsel from fellow Believers, who are experts in your field;
    4. Look and see if God is opening doors for you to proceed.

    It amazes us how many Christians launch a business without doing the above steps or worse, partnering with unbelievers. Read 2 Cor. 6:14 about doing this!

    Check out our website and blog. We welcome your comments and/or questions.

    Bill Murray
    Christian Angel Capital Network
    bill@Christianangelinvestors.com

  50. We are Christian owners of a mobile home park, and we are seeking Christian Angel funding to expand. We would like to purchase a large existing, and profitable mobile home park in Kansas, or one of our nearby states Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, or Oklahoma. We would consider other states if the deal were right for us. We have been in business for almost 20 years and have owned a mixed portfolio of investment property.
    If you or someone you know can point us in the right direction we would be appreciative.

  51. Dear Mr. Goodmanson:

    I know there are a lot of worthy propositions out there for you to consider. However, what I’m sharing with you is, potentially, as Kingdom-minded-towards-winning-souls, as any project you have undertaken!

    “ANIMAL VISIONS!” I have a 30 book series that are a new concept for children, as well as adults. I call them, Child-Adult books. A four year old child can understand the story, but the adult reading the story will have to deal with what I have written.

    The stories are about what took place in the Bible, told through the eyes of the animals that were in the stories: what they saw, what they heard and what they sensed that God was wanting to do with the people. They are not a ‘see-spot-run’ type of book and when the child is older and rereads them, they, too, will have to deal with Kingdom-minded principles.

    Can you imaging a family of field mice leaving in between the two camps in the book, “THE DEFIANT GIANT MEETS THE KING WITH A SLING”? They have been to both camps and they know about Goliath and his threats and about Israel’s God and their predictament. They go back and forth and run into David and, eventually, they follow him to the battle field and from their own hole-home…… watch the whole confrontation!

    Here is my situation. I am wanting to put these books into e-book form….. to give a couple away and then sell the rest for $3 or $4. I have been to publishers about the books, but no one is interested. I only need a partner to help me promote because it doesn’t cost much after you get the books on line. I have a website and have actually had a couple of adult Christian books published, but I have to market them myself. The website is http://www.manna-festations.com

    Anyway, I would like to send you a copy of one of the “ANIMAL VISIONS,” book so you can see the anointing for yourself. All I need is your e-mail address.

    Thanks for your time! Be blessed! Bill Scott, Jr.

  52. I hope someone from this site monitors the comments. I need a reply to my email. God gave me a multi BILLION dollar idea and I want to find someone I can trust to share the powerpoint presentation with.

  53. We do read it. Suggest you and others follow the links because I’m not a venture capitalist. Pray all goes well with your ideas.

  54. Hi,

    I started http://www.christianfamilyclassifieds.com to offer a classifieds site for Christians as an alternative to other classifieds sites that were not offering Christian Values. Essentially I wanted to create a cultural shift back to Christ.

    The site is operational but I am at the point where I need VC capital to take it to the next level.

    Currently based off of the craigslist principal I believe the site could be very profitable as it has all the built in aspects of craigslist.com and more. With Christians backing the site – the churches, the youth groups, the schools, the YMCA etc…. a true cultural shift can happen.

    However, I have not heard of any Christian VCs. If you can direct me to anyone that might be interested in helping that would be much appreciated.

    Thanks and God Bless,

    Dave Coe, Owner
    http://www.christianfamilyclassifieds.com
    christianfamilyclassifieds@hotmail.com
    619-866-4147

  55. Hello,

    I found the article to be very interesting. I am a young Christian entrepreneur focused on giving back to other women within the community. I am in the startup phase of my business and am currently seeking funding. Outside of family and friends, I haven’t had much luck. The SBA does not offer grants currently for women and being Christian, I do not want to start a company with debt. So, other than believing for a miracle windfall of money, do you have any other Christian resources that may be available?

    Thank you,
    Carla
    CEO and Founder of A.Muse

  56. Nice Post! Bookmarking your blog 🙂

  57. kevin F. pursley

    August 12, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    IN SHORT, I HAVE SEVERAL BRILLIANT IDEAS ABOUT PRODUCTS, AS WELL AS I.P.O.’S; HOWEVER, I COULD USE SOME DIRECTION FROM THOSE WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY BROUGHT EITHER OF THESE TO MARKET, NOT TO MENTION, I WILL NEED VENTURE CAPITAL. AM PRIMARILY CONCERNED WITH IRON CLAD PROTECTION (WITHIN REASON OF COURSE), WITH RESPECT TO HOW ONE PROTECTS AN IDEA FOR A PRODUCT, OR I.P.O./BUSINESS CONCEPT EVEN IF IT’S ONLY IN THE DISCUSSION PHASE, I HAVE MANY YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE CORPORATE WORLD, DEALING WITH TRIAL PREP. DEFENSE WORK FOR MAJOR CORPORATIONS, SO AM PRETTY FAMILIAR WITH LEGALISTIC ISSUES ETC.. I AM VERY INTERESTED IN A VENTURE CAPITALIST,WHO IS KNOWLEDGABLE IN THESE AREAS, WHO PLACES KINGDOM PURPOSES FIRST, NOT PROCEEDS. PLEASE CONTACT ME A.S.A.P. IF YOU TRULY MEET THESE CRITERIA, SINCERELY; K.F.P.

  58. Uganda is in an energy and environmental crisis. We have a rapidly growing population that is exerting increasing demand on the energy sector while rapidly deforestating the nation for cheap firewood. Energy and stable environments are critical for development hence the already poor rural communities are being left behind as priority in energy distribution is given to urban centers while it is being continuously robbed of trees for firewood and charcoal to offer cheaper source of energy to the already favored urban centers.

    I have a strategy to utilise the subsistence rural farmer to raise a trees/cash crop critical to the creation of renewable energy for the production of electricity while recreating the re aforestation necessary for highly productive environments. The demand for the cash crop will create sustainable income for the rural community while enhancing the environment and producing the electricity that is critical to holistic community development. I have started by growing these trees on my farm. I plan to use this as a prototype for the recruitment and establishment of a large out growers scheme.

    Each of the willing participants will be given all the seedlings and seeds needed for the growing of the trees and food crop along with the required logistical support to make the exercise successful.

    We will also sign a contract with each farmer guaranteeing the purchase of all their vegetable oil seeds if they do not cut down their trees and keep on growing food crops. This will ensure that trees are grown but not at the expense of food security.

    We will extract oil from the vegetable oil seeds for bio fuel and glycerin production; and use the waste for the production of coal briquettes.

    The bio fuel will run the biodiesel generators while the coal briquettes will be used to fire the steam engines for electric generation.

    The surplus will be sold at competitive prices to discourage the use of coal from cut down trees.

    The electricity will be distributed in the local community to foster development, and to the central grid to complement urban electrical needs.

    The time for this program is now.

  59. Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

    I need a Christian Angel Investor for my home animation studio.
    http://www.facebook.com/lightdbox

    In Christ Jesus,
    Jose

  60. I am looking for investors for new start up. Our first product is a Music Marketing Software. This software is going to turn the “MUSIC BUSINESS ON IT’S HEAD”. For more info contact Marvellus Lucas at: 888-410-1410 or email admaster2011@live.com. My office is at 350 Townsend st Suite” 210 San Francisco CA 94107. We are looking to raise 100K. I will send Business Plan to serious investor’s only.

  61. Hi Paula,I have 175 niche websites but I’m putting them on the backburner to follow your APP. But … everything I’m reading these days indicates Google is favoring large authority sites for product keywords, making it hard for the little guy to rank. Have you seen changes in your rankings since May Day? If not, what do you think differentiates APP pages from other product keyword pages that have fallen out of favor in the SERPS?

  62. FREDDIE LEE MURRAY

    February 4, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    I AM SEEKING CAPITAL TO FINANCE A PURE-PLAY CHRISTIAN-GOSPEL AUDIO, AND VIDEO, COMMERCIAL RECORDING STUDIO.

  63. I have a real opportunity in Australia.
    I require a Christian VC to support a business that is both SCALABLE & SALABLE. Contact me if you think you are the right person to speak with me on this subject.

  64. Ourgroupplans.com

    Synopsis

    Ourgroupplans.com is a Christian outreach tool to enable Christians to recreate in a more organized and affordable manner in order to keep one’s financial means in tact. However, ourgroupplans.com may be available to anyone whom desires to use ourgroupplans.com.

    Ourgroupplans.com will enable people to create their own private user account and then access the ourgroupplans.com central activities calendar in order to find out what is going-on regarding social activities and recreational activities for their local area. From the central activities calendar, users will have the options to communicate from Linkedin, Face Book, Twitter, other popular social media aggregation platforms and Ourgroupplans.com e-mail account in order to discuss, which social activity the social group desires to attend as a group.

    A factor, which prohibits Christians from planning more recreational activities and enjoying life in God’s creation more consistently are lack of financial resources required to recreate. Ourgroupplans.com will enable Christians to strategically plan their recreational activities and save money by ridesharing, applying practical cost saving principals, and accessing money saving coupons to save money on recreation.

    Ourgroupplans.com is live on the www in basic beta and generic version awaiting Christian community angel investors to fund further development and design.

    Sincerely,
    Ross McClelland
    Prepared and Authored by Ross McClelland
    Ourgroupplans.com, Invented by Ross McClelland
    Contact information: Ross.McClelland@hotmail.com,Voice: 863-875-2202

  65. Are there Any fees for signing up or for your services

  66. I am a young Christian entrepreneur running a Christian professional development platform called LOGOS GRADUATE SCHOOL in Ghana. I have been looking for a Christian angel investor for a long time and just came across this site and I am so excited by the stories I have found. If you happen to read this, I am in need of a CHRISTIAN ANGEL INVESTOR READY TO INVEST IN THE EDUCATIONAL SECTOR. The investment is needed to fund the growth of LOGOS GRADUATE SCHOOL into a Christian University in Ghana with influence reaching out across Africa and the rest of the globe. If you are interested, call me directly via +233243174840.

  67. May 3, 2014

    I have been a teacher in China, Iwork with investors looking for kingom investments and companies with a kingdom mindset looking for investors and strategic partners around the world. I hope we can help each other. Let’s see how we can get to know each other.
    Michael

  68. Hi to Everyone!

    My name is Joel and currently residing in Australia. I am originally from the Philippines and grew up from a poor family. My parents made a lot of sacrificed to send me to school and get a good education. I am now a business trainer in Australia.

    I worked once in a mission delivering medical and air ambulance services in the poorest island of the Philippines and I have seen firsthand how lack of education becomes a fuel for the vicious cycle of poverty.

    I drafted so many business plans during my mission years but was unable to life the ground lacking seed capital. I believe God position me now in Australia to rally for those plans.

    I am interested in seeking other Christian investor who might be interested with my project.

    Cheers,

    Joel

  69. Hi my name is Corey Harris founder of HBIVENTURES, LLC and would like to request a 30 minute phone call to discuss some business incubation and leadership development concepts that I have put together, with the purpose of getting some feedback from an investors prospective. I appreciate your time an look forward to speaking with you .

    Thanks again,
    Corey Harris

  70. My wife and have been approached by a non believer to take our business national and full scale. It is our hope to union with a beliver in Christ rather than one who is not. We make all natural personal care products that have cleared many different conditions like psoriasis, eczema, acne, athletes foot, toe nail fungus, and the list goes on and on. Please contact me if you have any interest.

  71. I am a faith based movie producer. Faith-based films are doing well in their niche to the tune of $45–$50 million dollars. My company JLIght came about because the Christian community wants to see more wholesome family–friendly projects. My project, the “Good Fight Of Faith” delivers a message of hope.

    The story is about teens who struggle to maintain faith after their mother passes. With an alcoholic father in and out their lives, the children take different paths. After making some bad choices they discover that life with God is the only way to find true hope, purpose, and happiness–they go back to their roots. The Bible says to train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

    Tagline: Have you taught your kids enough about God so that when you are gone, they will not fall apart?

    Please help us to produce this film. It will help parents and children see the importance of learning and growing in Christ.

    If you like to see the trailer please contact me. Our budget is $1.7 million and the marketing is $5 million with a return in the $40 millions.

    I have full production team–my DP holds an Emmy with 30 years of experience.

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