Texas

Marketplace

Commonwealth's key value proposition is increasing high quality deal flow for our investors.

Read below to learn more about our leading opportunities in Texas.

COhatch

COhatch is an innovative co-working concept that aims to become the new Town Hall for America. Opposite the big box model for co-working, COhatch builds a dozen or so small units in each community to restore historic properties (fire stations, libraries, churches), offer a mix of work and recreational space, and create intentional strategies to uplift the faith-based nonprofit community in the world.

Lionheart Revolving Launch Fund

Are you concerned about current and future generations leaving the church? Do you want to see every child meet Jesus where they are? Statistically, the vast majority of people will come to know Jesus before the age of 13. Lionheart Children’s Academy wants to plant seeds where the soil is most ready to receive: in the lives of children before the age of 13, and again in the lives of young families when they are in need of childcare and open to spiritual guidance.

Portfolio Companies

Commonwealth is a direct equity or debt investor in the following companies:

Impact Stories

Watch Ruben Mauricio make the winning pitch at our Returning Citizens pitch competition.

Watch our investment partner Jaylon Smith explain his commitment to closing the investment gap for minority entrepreneurs.

Events

PITCH COMPETITION 2020

Minority Entrepreneurship

Dallas Cowboys at The Star | Frisco, TX

On July 10, 2020, Commonwealth co-hosted the MEI Texas Showcase featuring:

  • $600,000 in impact investing capital

  • 147 minority entrepreneurs competed from 42 Texas cities

  • 30+ companies qualified for the MEI Texas Marketplace totaling over $13 million in deal flow

PITCH COMPETITION 2019

Returning Citizens

George W. Bush Presidential Library | Dallas, TX

On November 20th, 2019, PEP hosted the “Barbed Wire to Business Accelerator—Fueling Growth through Impact Investing” at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. The event showcased three Prison Entrepreneurship Program graduate-owned companies. Sharks included Mark Holden (Koch Industries), Biggs Burke (record executive and film producer), Doug Deason (Dallas investor), and Joe Horford (PEP Pennsylvania founder).