Mission Markets, Inc., a NYC-based financial marketplace for sustainable capitalism, closed a $1.5m in Series A2 funding.
The round was led by social entrepreneur James Lee Sorenson, with participation from Bendigo Partners’ Founder and former E*TRADE Financial Corporation President and Chief Operating Officer Jarrett Lilien, film producer and philanthropist Sarah Johnson Redlich and the Kantian Foundation’s Chairman Robert J. Caruso. Sorenson, Johnson Redlich and Caruso will Mission Markets’ board of directors.
The company, which has now raised a total of $3m to date, intends to use the funds to expand its proprietary digital transaction platform, enhance its suite of investor and community portal solutions and to increase marketing efforts.
Led by Ken Marienau, CEO, Mission Markets operates Mission Markets Capital Marketplace (MMX), which provides accredited investors with access to sustainable and impact investment opportunities in a variety of sectors, including community supported enterprises, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and environmental conservation.
In addition to its main website, the company provides “Community Portals” to enable local and affinity-based groups to connect with capital markets.
Mission Markets offers securities products and services through Mission Capital LLC (member FINRA/SIPC).