Open Road was founded in 2012 with an ambitious goal: to help the social sector weather the unexpected risks that threaten to derail impact.
We are the go-to bridge lender, “unsticking” critical impact capital for mission-driven companies, funds, and projects that accelerate climate solutions or reduce inequality.
From helping US college students access social services and funding to overcome financial emergencies to revolutionizing the retail industry across emerging markets in Africa, our fast, flexible, short-term debt eliminates barriers during systemic funding delays, enabling businesses to accelerate their impact.
Since its founding, Open Road has disbursed over $80M to 300+ impact companies, including $60 million in loans, keeping more than $800M of impact and follow-on financing on track.
Our Model Is Different
Keeping Impact on Track
We eliminate funding delays and accelerate growth.
Whether it’s closing a Series A round or supply chain delays, we provide fast, flexible, and affordable financing in the form of short-term bridge loans that ensure impact companies can continue to scale their growth without interruption.
Market Leader Providing Short-term Bridge Loans to Impact Companies
We solve for systemic funding gaps across the impact finance ecosystem.
Open Road unsticks impact finance targeting high-impact investments where each dollar invested leverages 10x in additional follow-on financing. Open Road is the only impact investment vehicle designed to eliminate impact and climate funding delays through fast, flexible, short-term bridge financing—enabling companies to maintain their operations, accelerate the scale of their solutions, and increase their impact.
Our Customer-Centric Approach
We partner with impact companies and investors who share a common drive to create better lives and stronger communities. Our work is shaped by your needs. Our commitment is to make your impact possible. Through transparent and trusting relationships, we put you first–because that’s what impact investing should look like.
Our model allows us to maximize impact while still being lean and entrepreneur-friendly. We take pride in partnering with the best-in-class companies, investors, philanthropists, and governments as partners. We hold them to the same high bar and seek proactive, transparent, and customer-centric partners.
Whether you are a foundation or investment firm, our funding model reaches impact companies globally.