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ACCION


United States of America

Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. Accion catalyze financial service providers to deliver high quality affordable solutions at scale for the three billion people who are left out of or poorly served by the financial sector. For more than 50 years Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries.

Type: Corporate Geography: Global Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Acumen Fund


United States of America

The Acumen Fund's mission is to create a world beyond poverty by investing in social enterprises emerging leaders and breakthrough ideas. The Acumen Fund's vision is that one day every human being will have access to the critical goods and services they need including affordable health water housing energy agricultural inputs and services so that they can make decisions and choices for themselves and unleash their full human potential. This is where dignity starts not just for the poor but for everyone on earth.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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Ankur Capital


Ankur Capital is a micro fund that invests in start up businesses that impact low income communities in India. We back entrepreneurs who have inclusive models that can lead to transformations in these communities. We provide financial and technical support tocreate sustainable ventures.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: India Impact: Access to Information

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Ashoka


United States of America

Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale. Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world. Ashoka launched the field of social entrepreneurship and has activated multi-sector partners across the world who increasingly look to entrepreneurial talent and new ideas to solve social problems.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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Bamboo Finance


Colombia

Bamboo Capital Partners is a commercial private equity firm making investments that matter. It finds game changing businesses then applies a mix of geographical and sector expertise to deliver financial and social returns. Experts in energy healthcare and financial services globally Bamboo has offices in Luxembourg Geneva Bogota Nairobi and Singapore.Since Bamboo launched in 2007 it has proved that private capital can be profitably deployed as a tool for effective change. It has about $290m under management with a portfolio of 33 companies in over 20 countries.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Access to Energy

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Beyond Capital Fund


United States of America

Beyond Capital Fund supports high potential entrepreneurs with innovative business models helping to fight poverty. Their investments address critical human needs providing basic services which are not currently available through traditional markets.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: India Impact: Access to Education

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Footprint Ventures


India

We invest in entrepreneurs who have a vision passion and commitment to seize a market opportunity.We invest in Markets on the Edge of Change. Change is driven by technology demographics or regulation.India offers many greenfield opportunities created by the changing market dynamics.Footprint is on the ground to actively support our entrepreneurs.Our significant operational & strategic expertise helps entrepreneurs solve complex start up and growth issues. We work alongside the founders to locate strategic partners find talent and strategize to open new markets.

Type: Investor Network Geography: India Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Global Impact Investing Network


United States of America

The Global Impact Investing Network is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

Type: Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Gray Ghost Ventures


United States of America

Gray Ghost Ventures (GGV) is an impact investing firm dedicated to providing market-based solutions to entrepreneurs who are addressing the needs of low-income communities in emerging markets. GGV focuses on serving these low-income communities in developing nations through for-profit investment in operating companies or investment funds, ecosystem development and capacity building.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Philippines Impact: Access to Education

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IITM’s Rural Technology & Business Incubator


India

IIT Madras' Rural Technology and Business Incubator (RTBI) is a registered not for profit society (under Section 10 of the TamilNadu Societies Registration Act 1975). Established on the 16th Oct 2006 as a formal business incubator with the inception support of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) Government of India and World Bank's Infodev arm the aim of RTBI is to support rural and social inclusive start ups primarily those that enable scalable products and services for the under served and bottom of the pyramid segment.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: India Impact: Capacity Building

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Intellecap


India

Intellecap is a pioneer in providing innovative business solutions that help build and scale profitable and sustainable enterprises dedicated to social and environmental change. The unique positioning at the intersection of social and commercial business sectors allows us to attract and nurture intellectual capital that combines the business training of the commercial world with the passion and commitment of the social world to shape distinctive solutions.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: India Impact: Health Improvement

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IntelleGrow


India

IntelleGrow is a venture debt company that provides debt to high growth small and medium enterprises in India catering to sectors namely Energy Education Healthcare Agriculture Supply Chain Water & Sanitation and Financial Inclusion.

Type: Corporate Geography: India Impact: Capacity Building

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Lok Capital


India

The Lok Capital initiative was launched at the end of 2000 with the support of a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. Lok Capital means People s Capital. Lok Capital defines itself as a hands on financial investor with social performance goals and standards dedicated to promoting financial and social inclusion through all its activities. Lok Capital manages two BoP funds with over $85mn under management. The funds are the central entity of the Lok group structure. Lok Foundation the charitable trust at the heart of Lok Capital was set up in 2003 to promote financial and social inclusion principally in India by means of targeted grants technical support research and advocacy.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Asia Impact: Access to Education

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Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship


United States

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship's mission is to accelerate global innovation based entrepreneurship in service to humanity.Through its signature program Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI) Miller Center engages an international network of business investment capital and technical resources to build the capacity of social enterprises around the world.As a Center of Distinction at Santa Clara University the Center's work is focused on three major activity areas social entrepreneurship education and action research and impact capital. 2016. GSBI is a registered trademark of Santa Clara University. All rights reserved.www.scu.edu/millercenter

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Nereus Capital


India

Nereus Capital is an alternative asset manager investing in industries undergoing transformative change.Our flagship fund the India Energy Fund provides flexible financing to companies engaged in renewable power generation and clean technologies in India.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: India Impact: Access to Information

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Omidyar Network


United States of America

Omidyar Network invests in entrepreneurs who share our commitment to advancing social good at the pace and scale the world needs today. We are focused on five key areas we believe are building blocks for prosperous stable and open societies Education Emerging Tech Financial Inclusion Governance & Citizen Engagement and Property Rights.We take calculated risks in the earliest stages of innovation helping to transform promising ideas into successful ventures. As an active impact investor we offer more than just financial support. We provide vital human capital capabilities from serving on boards to consulting on strategy coaching executives to recruiting new talent. We connect promising investees to entrepreneurial visionaries with business know how. We also leverage the tremendous capacity of Web and mobile technologies to go beyond incremental improvement and make a significant widespread impact.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Open Capital Advisors


Kenya

Open Capital is a financial services and strategy consulting firm based in Nairobi that supports high impact businesses investors and innovative solutions throughout East Africa. Open Capital work enables sustainable businesses to grow and raise capital while helping markets to allocate capital efficiently. Open Capital blend their deep local market experience and global perspective with a customized approach. Open Capital work alongside with clients to ask the important questions develop actionable recommendations and achieve lasting results.

Type: Corporate Geography: Uganda Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Startup Central


India

StartupCentral is an independent source for information and insight on the Indian startup economy.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Asia Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Unitus Seed Fund


IN

Unitus Seed Fund (USF) makes seed stage venture investments in innovative startups serving low income populations. USF's portfolio companies create opportunities for economic self reliance education and obtaining basic necessities for millions of people living at the base of the economic pyramid (BOP). USF accelerates the growth of these early stage businesses by providing funding support and strategic connections.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Central Asia Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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UnLtd India


India

UnLtd India finds, funds and supports start-up social entrepreneurs - individuals with the ideas, passion and entrepreneurial skills to bring about lasting social change in India. The organisation operates out of Mumbai and works in conjunction with the Social Entrepreneurs' Trust, its fundraising arm in the UK.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Southern Asia Impact: Access to Financial Services

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