511 Colorado Ave.
Carbondale, CO 81623
Phone: (970) 963-2733

Access to Capital

The Town of Carbondale ("Town") has developed the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to enhance the ability of business owners to secure the necessary capital to finance start-ups, operations, or expansion. In addition to providing access to capital, the RLF is designed to help stimulate job creation and retention. Loans are available to new or existing businesses or organizations that are located within the town limits of Carbondale, Colorado.
LOAN AMOUNT: The guideline for the amount requested is $5,000 to $25,000. Learn more.

Statewide Programs:


Venture Capital Authority (VCA)
The Colorado General Assembly in 2004 passed legislation that established a Colorado Venture Capital Authority (VCA). The VCA was allocated $50 million in premium tax credits, which it subsequently sold to insurance companies. In 2005, the VCA selected a fund manager (High Country Venture, LLC) and established its first fund of approximately $25 million (Colorado Fund I), and in 2010 established a second fund of approximately $25 million (Colorado Fund II) which is also managed by High Country Venture, LLC. These funds make seed- and early-stage capital investments in businesses.

High Country Venture is independently operated and generally makes funding decisions. State approval is limited to ensuring that businesses receiving funding meet minimum specified requirements. The minimum and maximum investment size generally ranges from $250,000 - $3.375 million. To discuss a venture capital request, please contact High Country Venture.