Notley was founded in 2015 by Dan Graham, founder of BuildASign.com, and his wife, Lisa as a way to leverage their own business and investing success. Named for the abbey in Oxford, England where they were married, Notley’s mission is to fund and support businesses, non-profits, and programs making positive change and social impact in the world.
Notley serves as a hub for social innovation companies so that they can connect, share services, and find the resources to grow. The diversity of our portfolio allows companies to access a broad array of experts who can provide strategic advice tailored to their specific needs. In conjunction, Notley also has its own social impact initiatives -- such as Philanthropitch and Startup Games -- that have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for social impact organizations and fostered community involvement in social innovation around the country.