Investment Thesis There is a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit among American Catholics today.

The Second Vatican Council (1962-65) made a clear appeal to lay Catholics to embrace the call to one’s personal mission. This call has given life to thousands of new ministries and businesses within the Catholic ecosystem.

Vast potential exists in these businesses as their founders realize, “that by their labor they are unfolding the Creator’s work…and are contributing by their personal industry to the realization in history of the divine plan.”

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While abundant funding solutions exist in other faith traditions, Catholic funding sources remain both underdeveloped and undercapitalized.

The Genesis Group aims to establish a financial-apostolic funding model that ushers in a new era of Catholic business investment. We provide investors an opportunity to fund Catholic and Catholic-friendly businesses as they seek both outsized financial returns and apostolic impact.

We assist entrepreneurs with capital, counsel, and a selection of shared services.

Investment or acquisition targets will generally need to meet the following criteria:

  • Geography – United States based companies primarily targeting the U.S. market.
  • Industry Segments Primary Focus: Investing in businesses in the Catholic ecosystem.
    • Technology-enabled business services (HR, IT services, blockchain- enabled services, finance and accounting, law, etc.) that operate according to Catholic principles, including businesses or ministries concerned about being cancelled in the secular marketplace.
    • Catholic media with focus on digital content (eBooks, online courses, social media content, podcasts, apps, etc.) that engages Catholics where they are and inspires them to greater spiritual growth.1
    Secondary Focus: Secular companies run by Catholics or people of goodwill whose products/services are needed in everyday life and business operations, and whose missions do not contradict the Catholic faith.
  • EBIDTA Level and Growth Rate Revenue Level: There is no target on revenue in the model, instead targeted EBITDA and the EBITDA margin may vary widely among established companies. Our target EBITDA for an established company ranges from $500,000 to $1M. Growth Rate: Our average annual EBITDA growth rate is 17%, or a recommended range of 15% to 20%.

1 Note: Currently, we are not able to consider publishing projects, but we welcome your ideas being sent in as we may be able to facilitate strategic connections for you.

Our initial fund of $20M focuses on U.S. entities and provides funding for both venture **investments and internal incubations.

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**Investment involves risk. Any statements made on this site are provided for informational purposes only. Please review the offering documentation for detailed information, including risk factors, prior to investing.