Painless capital to fuel your growth.

Access funding for each growth stage when you need it, without giving up ownership or independence.

Now deploying the $3.5 million News Startup Fund.

Indie Capital is about lowering the barrier to entry and democratizing local news ownership. With the support of the Google News Initiative, Knight Foundation and McConnell Family Foundation, the $3.5M News Startup Fund gets growth funding into the hands of journalist entrepreneurs building a more equitable news ecosystem.

Recent Indie Capital recipients: IndigiNews, The Land, The Ridge, The Discourse, The Objective, The Palm Springs Post, Tone Madison, The Flatlander, The Kansas City Defender, Shasta Scout, The Breach, Sun Peaks Independent News, The Independent, Tri-Cities Dispatch.

Accessible funding with proven results.

News startups need more than funding to succeed. Indie Capital provides painless growth capital paired with the technology and services journalist entrepreneurs need to grow their businesses. The News Startup Fund is a $3.5 million scale-up of this proven model.


distributed to indie news publishers


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Strategic capital for each growth stage.

More than money

Receive direct grant capital, marketing budget and hands-on services to fuel your growth.

Ongoing, progressive funding

As your audience and revenue grow with Indiegraf’s help, become eligible for further funding.

Just-in-time funds

No burdensome applications. Access growth funding right when you need it.

Prioritizing equity

Join a network of indie publishers that are building a more diverse, equitable news ecosystem.

Interested? Reach out!

You can apply for Indie Capital funding any time, no matter your stage. The $3.5 million News Startup Fund is now being deployed to eligible publishers on a first-come-first-served, rolling basis.

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