Impact Makers, a Richmond, Virginia-based business and technology-consulting firm, raised over $1.5m in equity investment.
Nationally, investors included Jerry Greenfield, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream co-founder, Mike Hannigan, co-founder and president of Give Something Back, a California-based office supply company that donates profits.
Local investors included Richmond’s James E. Ukrop and Robert Mooney of New Richmond Ventures; Bobby Thalhimer with The Monument Group; Richard Hood, owner of Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market, John Whitlock, founder and chairman of technology firm The Whitlock Group, and Mrs. Patricia Pusey.
The company will use the funds to expand its service offerings, intellectual property and geographic coverage.
Founded in 2006 by Michael Pirron, CEO, Impact Makers is a is a for profit benefit corporation (B Corp) that provides services in Management and IT Consulting, Program and Project Management, Digital Services, Governance, Risk and Compliance, and Healthcare Solutions.
It has contributed about $1.2m in donations and pro bono work to the community since its inception. The company currently provides financial support and pro bono services to nonprofits including Rx Partnership, Family Lifeline, Peter Paul Development Center and Future Leaders in Project Management.