Entries by deborah

All Towns Insurance

Theodat Insurance was the first Haitian insurance agency in Boston and for 38 years built a profitable relationship-centered insurance agency in Dorchester. The founder is passing his business on to his daughter, Marie-Armel Theodat, who has the opportunity to acquire clients from All State and form the new All Towns Insurance. BII provided Marie-Armel with […]

Accion USA

Accion is a nonprofit organization providing small business loans and financial education to entrepreneurs. Since 1991, Accion East and Online has provided over $132 million in over 20,000 microloans, helping to grow small businesses and strengthen the communities they serve. The Boston Impact Initiative has partnered with Accion to create the New Ownership Fund, a […]


Advoqt is a provider of IT outsourcing, consulting and staffing services. Founder Reinier Moquete’s ambition is to become one of the country’s largest minority-owned IT service providers and to create career opportunities for Black and Latino employees, who are estimated to make up as little as 4 to 5 percent of the tech workforce. In […]

99 Degrees Custom

99 Degrees Custom is a Lawrence-based light manufacturing company specializing in sewn and bonded sports and activewear. Employing more than 40 people who are 95 percent people of color and 60 percent women, 99 Degrees is pioneering a future where apparel is built by an empowered workforce, robotics, lean process and agile systems. The Boston Impact […]

88 Acres

88 Acres is an artisan food enterprise that produces healthy snacks free of the top eight food allergens. Their Dorchester-based manufacturing center generates more than a dozen good jobs for the local community. In 2017, BII Fund made a convertible debt investment to provide growth capital for expansion throughout the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions. The […]

Fall Investments

BII’s fall investments comprise of Coalition of Occupied Homes in Foreclosure (COHIF), Delectable Desires Pastries, Good Clothing Company, and WeSpire. Welcome to our community!