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1776


United States of America

1776 is a global incubator and seed fund helping startups transform industries that impact millions of lives every day: education, energy & sustainability, health, transportation and cities. they are building a global community to provide the intellectual, social and financial capital these startups need to succeed.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development

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91Springboard


India

91Springboard is a startup growth hub and coworking community in New Delhi. They have 10,000 square feet of prime real estate at the heart of the city, accompanied with great infrastructure, technology, and the most brilliant minds. They are committed in making the startup journey easier and more fun through coworking, community, and capital.

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

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Acumen America


United States of America

Acumen raises charitable donations to invest in companies leaders and ideas that are changing the way the world tackles poverty.Acumen was incorporated on April 1 2001 with seed capital from the Rockefeller Foundation Cisco Systems Foundation and three individual philanthropists. Our desire was to transform the world of philanthropy by looking at all human beings not as distant strangers but as members of a single global community where everyone had the opportunity to build a life of dignity.

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

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African Prisons Project


Uganda

African Prisons Project (APP) is a young charity founded to bring dignity and hope to men women and children in prisons in Africa through healthcare education access to justice and community reintegration. It is their vision that time spent in prison is a period of positive transformation.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Education

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Aga Khan Foundation


Switzerland

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) focuses on health education culture rural development institution building and the promotion of economic development. It is dedicated to improving living conditions and opportunities for the poor without regard to their faith origin or gender.

Type: Foundation Geography: Europe Impact: Community Development

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ah! Ventures


India

For investors, they offer a bundle of services that are geared to help them not just locate promising investment opportunities, but also evaluate them in a manner that eliminates doubt, and facilitates savvy decision making. Through their continued involvement in the businesses invested in, and their transparency in all dealings, they provide investments with that extra edge in security and growth. For entrepreneurs, they help create an environment geared for explosive growth through services that benefit every facet of their business – from funding to recruitment to office space. They go through a detailed program that evaluates businesses not just for where they stand today, but for what they can be, given all they have to offer. All their services are geared to help them function at a higher level of efficiency and growth, giving them an edge over competition, and helping them create new benchmarks in quality and performance.

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

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Alliance of Angels


United States of America

Alliance of Angels (AoA) is a group of more than 120 investors who fund and mentor early stage companies based in the Pacific Northwest. It is recognized as one of the most active angel groups in the nation, having invested over $100 million in more than 200 early stage companies since 1997.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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American India Foundation


United States of America

The American India Foundation is committed to catalyzing social and economic change in India and building a lasting bridge between the United States and India through high impact interventions in education livelihoods public health and leadership development with a particular emphasis on empowering girls and women to achieve gender equity. Working closely with local communities AIF partners with NGOs to develop and test innovative solutions and with governments to create and scale sustainable impact.

Type: Foundation Geography: India Impact: Generate Funds for Charitable Giving

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Arsenal Venture Partners


United States of America

Arsenal Venture Partners, as an active investor, they work closely with companies, and their appetite for technologically and financially ambitious projects sets them apart from many other venture investors. With their differentiated experience and resources, their team can add value and resources across a broad range of portfolio company opportunities. More importantly, they are willing to do the heavy lifting often required in venture investing. Their team has worked together for the last decade and developed a unique mix of expertise and experience necessary to execute their investment strategy.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Atlas Venture


United States of America

Seed and early stage venture capital partnership. Based in Cambridge, MA and investing across the US and in London, they back startups at the earliest of stages. They invest in tech-enabled services (security, SaaS, online services, e-commerce, digital media) and biotech only. Their partnership is composed of 9 partners, 4 in tech, 2 in biotech and 2 in operations. They try hard to be the best seed and early stage fund in New England and beyond.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Information

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Austin Ventures


United States of America

Austin Ventures ( AV ) has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for over 30 years. With $3.9 billion of capital raised AV is the most active venture capital firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation. AV invests in early stage and middle market companies and its strategy is to partner with talented executives and entrepreneurs to build industry leading companies predominantly in Texas.

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

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Baltimore Angels


United States of America

The Baltimore Angels is a group of angel investors based out of Baltimore, Maryland. A new generation of angel investing lives in Baltimore. Their investors are current and cashed-out entrepreneurs who have “done it” and can help other entrepreneurs advance to the next stage. Their investments are strategic, and not passive. They’re looking for early stage technology based companies, run by entrepreneurs with a strong vision, and who are typically just beyond a friends-and-family round. They meet monthly in Baltimore, and welcome interested investors and entrepreneurs in the Baltimore/Washington area.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Battery Ventures


United States of America

Battery invests in cutting edge category defining businesses in markets including software and services Web infrastructure e commerce digital media and industrial technologies. Founded in 1983 the firm backs companies at stages ranging from seed to buyout and invests globally from offices in Boston Silicon Valley and Israel.

Type: Institutional Investor Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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BDC Capital


United States of America

The oldest business development corporation in the United States, BDC Capital has been recognized locally and nationally as a leader and innovator in business lending and capital investment. Many of New England’s leading financial institutions invest in BDC to help promising companies expand. Over 60 years, they have invested more than $1 billion in thousands of companies in New England.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Information

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Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI)


United States of America

BDMI is the corporate venture capital fund of the global media group Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA. The BDMI team concentrates on digital media opportunities around the world connected to television production and distribution, book and magazine publishing, media services, or direct marketing. BDMI concentrates on early stage investments into growing companies in the digital media landscape.

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

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Bessemer Venture Partners Emerging Markets Profoli


United States of America

Bessemer Venture Partners is a leading venture capital firm that invests in breakthrough consumer enterprise and healthcare technology founders from our six offices around the globe Silicon Valley San Francisco New York Boston Israel and India. Founded in 1911 with $4.5 billion under management Bessemer Venture Partners enjoys the longest running record of success in venture capital tracing the roots back to the Carnegie Steel Empire.

Type: Corporate Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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Better Ventures


United States of America

Better Ventures provides funding and support to companies creating scalable solutions to some of the world s biggest challenges. They believe in the power of technology to address the most important issues of our time from education and work to health and the environment. Given the magnitude of the world s problems and the enormous market opportunities they represent it takes the best and brightest minds armed with the best resources to address them.

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

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Blue Ridge Foundation


United States of America

Since 1999, BRF have supported great entrepreneurs with ideas that create a meaningful social impact, especially for people living in high-poverty communities. Over the years, they have provided these start-ups with support ranging from seed funding and co-working space in their offices, to hands-on support to help them build, launch, and test their concepts.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Blue Ventures


United Kingdom of Great Britai

Blue Ventures is a science led social enterprise that works with coastal communities to develop transformative approaches for nurturing and sustaining locally led marine conservation.

Type: Foundation Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Community Development

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BlueOrange Sustainable Capital


BlueOrange Sustainable Capital seeks to invest in opportunities in a diversified set of emerging market companies that deliver both strong risk adjusted returns and social impact aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).BlueOrange supports companies that foster inclusive and sustainable growth driven by strong risk adjusted returns.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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BoxGroup


United States of America

BoxGroup is an early stage investment fund. Their typical investment ranges from $50,000 to $250,000. Based in New York City. They actively invest in New York, Silicon Valley, and Los Angeles though they don’t believe geography is a constraint. Their goal is to back the best entrepreneurs regardless of location or stage. They view investing as a journey where they support companies based on conviction in the team. They look to partner with extraordinary entrepreneurs building disruptive technology companies and with visions to create the next generation of category defining businesses.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Bull City Venture Partners (BCVP)


United States of America

Bull City Venture Partners is a Durham, NC-based venture capital firm investing $250k to $2 million in Software, E-Commerce, Healthcare IT, Mobile and Internet Businesses. Primarily seed and early, but they are always opportunistic for growth stage companies. They are known for being able to take the lead to secure additional capital for a growth round.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Calcutta Angels


India

Calcutta Angels Network (CAN) is a platform for entrepreneurs and investors to come on board to create an enabling environment for angel investments, mentorship and guidance. It is the first structured platform of this kind in Eastern India. For budding entrepreneurs, CAN will provide a platform to access funding as well as mentorship. While for investors, it provides a platform to invest in cherry picked deals from across business sectors. CAN is associated with the premier angel networks, accelerators, incubators and institutes for knowledge sharing, deal flow sharing and co-investments. Like other Angel Clubs, it will have no external source of funding.

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

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Canyon-Agassi Charter School Fund


United States of America

The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education is an educational organization dedicated to transforming U.S. public education for underserved youth. The Foundation drives reform by engaging in practice policy and partnerships that provide quality education and enrichment opportunities.

Type: Foundation Geography: Americas Impact: Access to Education

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Capital Indigo


Mexico

Capital Indigo is a Private Equity firm based in Mexico City that is focused on mid market private equity and mezzanine debt investments in Mexico.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Capacity Building

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Carmel Ventures


Israel

With over $600 million currently under management, several successful exits, and a growing portfolio of promising start-ups, Carmel is among Israel’s top-tier venture capital funds. Carmel’s investments are focused primarily on early stage companies in the fields of Software, Communications, Internet, Media, Semiconductors, and Consumer Electronics. Founded in 2000 by pioneers and leaders of the Israeli high tech industry, Carmel provides significant capital and active, hands-on support through the growth cycle of its portfolio companies and is recognized as a true company building fund in Israel. Carmel, headquartered in Herzliya, Israel enjoys a worldwide network of industry, strategic and investment resources.

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

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Center for Greater Good


United States of America

The Center for the Greater Good is here to innovate and collaborate on ways end poverty. The initiative is to move 10% of investments from Wall Street into your streets. Center for Greater Good have helped bring $240M into US communities over the last 3 years.

Type: Investor Network Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Charles River Venture (CRV)


United States of America

Charles River Ventures has helped startups turn their ideas into real viable businesses. Companies like Cascade CIENA ChipCom NetGenesis Parametric Technology Sonus Speechworks Stratus Computer Sybase Vignette and dozens more have realized stunning success with the backing and support of CRV.

Type: Institutional Investor Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Charlotte Angel Fund


United States of America

Charlotte Angel Fund invests in early stage companies throughout North Carolina and contiguous states. Their members are individuals who are residents of or have interests in the Charlotte area, and who wish to invest at an early stage in promising companies with strong management teams and compelling business opportunities in large markets. The fund is structured as a member-managed group, meaning that the membership makes investment decisions on behalf of the fund. In addition to the capital invested by the fund, members may invest additional capital on a deal by deal basis based upon their individual preferences.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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City Light Capital


United States

Driven to solve today s most pressing social problems City Light Capital leverages the powerful concept of Investing Forward to generate both strong financial returns and measurable social impact. While our primary focus is on identifying and investing in the best mission based entrepreneurs with the right solutions we will occasionally act as entrepreneurs ourselves creating companies that combine the right talent capital technology and models to further our mission.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Northern America Impact: Access to Energy

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Clovis Point Capital


Australia

The Clovis arrow heads created over 13,000 years ago mark a dramatic moment when the creation of a new tool transformed the way people lived. The crafting of sleek and sharp Clovis tools made hunting significantly more productive and allowed humans to take greater control of their environment and of their future. Established as a result of broadening their capabilities beyond traditional advisory services, today Clovis helps their clients implement innovative solutions and create sustainable value. Their portfolio currently comprises Litmus Group, True North Advantage, Clovis Investments and Clovis Products.

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

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Costanoa Venture Capital


United States of America

The firm's name originates from the first inhabitants of Silicon Valley, the Costanoans, and harkens back to the origins of entrepreneurship and venture capital in Silicon Valley. Costanoa provides early stage entrepreneurs with a combination of "right-sized" amounts of capital and value-added support from a high-quality institutional partner.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Information

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Creandum


Sweden

Creandum is the leading Nordic venture capital firm investing in innovative and fast-growing technology companies within the consumer internet, software, and hardware sectors. The firm has over €250M under management and has invested in over 20 companies including being first institutional investor in companies such as Spotify, Wrapp, Cint, Edgeware, IPtronics, iZettle, Videoplaza, and 13th Lab.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Information

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Crosslink Capital


United States of America

Crosslink Capital is a leading stage-independent venture capital and growth equity firm with over $1.8 billion in assets. Crosslink, which traces its roots back to 1989, was among the first and largest investment firms in the U.S. to integrate public and private growth/technology investing in three families of funds: venture capital funds, long/short hedge funds and a unique hybrid crossover fund. This strategy allows Crosslink to partner with its portfolio companies on a long-term basis. With more than 20 years behind it, Crosslink Capital has invested in over 100 private equity portfolio companies, at the early, mid, and late stages including Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM), Omniture (acquired by Adobe Systems), Equinix(NASDAQ:EQIX), Pandora, SeaMicro, Twin Creeks Technologies, Virage Logic (NASDAQ: VIRL), and Yipes (acquired by Reliance Communications).

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Information

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Deep Fork Capital


United States of America

Deep Fork Capital (DFC) collaborate and partner with inspired, creative entrepreneurs who are driven by a passion to make a meaningful impact, with a focus on software-driven sectors including adtech, digital media, enterprise, gaming, social, e-commerce, big data and cloud computing deployed across multiple platforms including web and mobile. They prefer investing in entrepreneurs who are intensely data-driven and who are building platform- and marketplace-driven businesses that can benefit from powerful dual-sided network effects. DFC's heritage is unique in that its own investors are seasoned entrepreneurs themselves, who know what it takes to build companies from the ground up - including some who have founded and built companies that rank among the world's most successful and innovative businesses globally, across sectors as diverse as energy and retail.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Dell Foundation


United States of America

Inspired by their passion for children and by a shared desire to improve the lives of children living in urban poverty, Michael and Susan Dell established their Austin, Texas-based foundation in 1999. In its early years, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation focused its efforts on improving education and children’s health in Central Texas. But within a few short years, their reach expanded, first nationally and then globally. To date, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has committed more than $1 billion to assist nonprofit organizations working in major urban communities in the United States, South Africa and India. They focus on opportunities with the greatest potential to directly and measurably transform the lifelong outcomes of impoverished urban children around the globe.

Type: Foundation Geography: India Impact: Access to Information

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Department for International Development (DFID) (U


United Kingdom of Great Britai

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK s work to end extreme poverty. DFID ending the need for aid by creating jobs unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.

Type: Government Geography: Global Impact: Community Development

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DivInc


United States of America

Our Aim To address the lack of diversity in the tech startup ecosystemOur Mission To help foster the growth and development of ethnically diverse and women led tech companiesOur 12 week pre accelerator program will help founding teams ensure that their companies are built for success. This means providing them with top notch comprehensive programming and connecting them with an extensive network of mentors and investors critical resources they will need to turn their idea into a high growth scalable business.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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DN Capital


United Kingdom of Great Britai

DN Capital is a growth capital and early stage investor focused on software and digital media markets with offices in London and Palo Alto. The professionals at DN Capital bring over 50 years of private equity experience to their investments, and actively work with portfolio companies to steward their growth through the various stages of development.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Dutchess Capital


United States of America

Dutchess Capital is the manager for several global investment funds that provide capital to start-up, pre-IPO, publicly-traded companies and companies in the legalized cannabis industry. Since 1996, Dutchess has made over 400 investments globally, with a total transaction value exceeding $2 billion. The size and scope of their investments have ranged from initial seed capital for start-ups to $25 million dollars for more established emerging growth companies. With offices located in Boston, New York, London, Beijing and São Paulo, their senior management teams have extensive business and global capital markets experience. Through their investments, they aim to build strategic partnerships that foster growth, drive profitability and create shareholder value. Dutchess provides plain vanilla, as well as structured equity and debt financings, for companies located throughout North America, UK and Continental Europe, Australia, Asia and Latin America. They can also advise and provide full scale assistance to companies seeking an alternative public offering or reverse merger.

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

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East Ventures


Japan

East Ventures is a seed early stage venture capital firm based in Singapore Indonesia & Tokyo. It is founded in 2010 by co founder of Mixer and other prominent investors/entrepreneurs in Asia. They have invested in over 150 companies ranging internet startups on commerce social game & mobile services.East Ventures have 2 incubation offices in the center of Tokyo that will help foreign startups to enter Japanese market. Their investment team is one of the most experienced since the dawn of Japanese internet industry and holds strong network across Asia.

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

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Emergence Capital Partners


United States of America

Emergence Capital Partners, based in San Mateo, Calif., is the leading venture capital firm focused on early and growth-stage business cloud companies. The firm's investments include companies such as Salesforce.com (CRM), SuccessFactors (SFSF), Veeva Systems (VEEV), Yammer (acquired by Microsoft), Box, and Lithium. Emergence Capital has $575 million under management.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Emerson Collective


Emerson Collective is continually amazed by what s possible when you harness the entrepreneurial spirit and the kinds of meaningful outcomes that result from an impatience with the status quo. But the truth is change is often a very slow process. So they invest their time energy and resources in people who blend optimism with pragmatism people who have the audacity to dream up new ways to improve the world and the determination to make them a reality. They connect talent to opportunity by partnering with organizations empowering individuals and advocating for fair and equitable social policies because they believe in accelerating change however they can.

Type: Investor Network Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Epic Venture Partners


United States of America

EPIC Ventures is a premier early stage software and Internet infrastructure venture firm whose mission is to back entrepreneurs and companies positioned to lead the information economy of tomorrow. EPIC Ventures bring the collective operational and financial experience of the partnership world class advisors and the extensive network of technology industry contacts to engage and ensure the portfolio's success.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Finance for Good


Canada

Finance for Good is the first built for purpose Social Impact Bond (SIB) intermediary in Canada. We advise governments on SIB design and procurement help non profits utilize social finance tools and become SIB Ready and structure investments to direct capital into SIBs.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern America Impact: Access to Education

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First Round Capital


United States of America

First Round is a seed-stage venture firm focused on building a vibrant community of technology entrepreneurs and companies, including Uber, Square and Warby Parker. Through custom-built software, incredible in-person experiences, and a host of other unique services, First Round helps tiny companies get big while constantly reimagining the role of venture capital.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Flat World Partners


United States of America

Flat World Partners is a next generation investment advisory firm solely focused on impact investments. We take a global active and transparent approach to our investment strategy seeking out the best in class opportunities that meet the needs of clients. We work alongside your investment team to build customized impact portfolios. We re constantly talking to the impact market conducting due diligence on managers products and direct investments to help you drive your business for generations to come.Our Mission is to drive more capital into impact investments. We believe we can achieve this by serving as a bridge between existing gaps in the market. We understand the challenges that you face when evaluating impact and hope to stand alongside you in achieving your impact goals.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Equality & Empowerment/Minorities/Previously Excluded Populations

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Floodgate Fund


United States of America

FLOODGATE is a venture capital firm specializing in micro-cap investments in start-ups. The firm seeks to invest in technology related sectors. It typically invests between $150,000 and $1 million. The firm prefers to invest in companies located in either the San Francisco Bay Area or in Austin, Texas. It prefers to invest alongside other experienced private investors or top-tier venture firms. FLOODGATE is based in Palo Alto, California.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Flora Family Foundation


United States of America

The Flora Family Foundation was established in 1998 by the family of William R. Hewlett (co founder of Hewlett Packard Company) and his late wife Flora Lamson Hewlett. It is predicated on the belief that each individual has an obligation to go beyond the narrow confines of his or her personal interests and be mindful of the broader concerns of humanity.

Type: Foundation Geography: United States of America Impact: Health Improvement

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Founder.org


United States of America

FOUNDER.org is an investor and company building program for student entrepreneurs at leading universities around the world. FOUNDER.org intense 8D Company Building Program fast tracks your team through the challenges of building a high impact company while you re doing it. And they provide you with the funding you need to get started. FOUNDER.org hands on transformative experience is designed to increase your odds of survival and to help you grow your new venture faster and take it further than you ever imagined. FOUNDER.org is a team of serial Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who have built billion dollar companies.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Foundry Group


United States of America

Foundry Group is a venture capital firm focused on making investments in early-stage information technology, Internet and software startups. Their passion is working alongside entrepreneurs to give birth to new technologies and to build those technologies into industry-leading companies. They are centrally located in Boulder, CO, but they invest in companies across North America. As true early-stage investors, they are comfortable making small seed investments (as little as $250,000 – $500,000) to help promising entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground. They are equally comfortable participating in larger, more traditional Series A venture financing rounds. Regardless of the size of their initial investment, the size of their fund allows them to continue to support their portfolio companies through the entire financing lifecycles.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Information

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Fresco Capital


China, Hong Kong Special Admin

Focused on seed and early stage investment to create maximum impact for their companies investors and partners. Geographically they are based in Hong Kong and Menlo Park CA while their companies have operations globally with the most common headquarter locations being San Francisco Silicon Valley Hong Kong New York and Austin.Their companies are involved in enterprise education infrastructure healthcare online/offline consumer and entertainment. They also support startup ecosystem building especially in Asia through mentorship content and speaking.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: China, Hong Kong Special Administra Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Full Circle Fund


United States of America

Full Circle Fund members leverage their time money skills and connections to the service of nonprofits businesses and government agencies in partnerships that result in significant impact on the community.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Americas Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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General Catalyst Partners


United States of America

General Catalyst Partners is a venture capital firm that makes early stage and growth equity investments. The firm backs exceptional entrepreneurs who are building innovative technology companies that transform industries including KAYAK Demandware Stripe Airbnb The Honest Company Warby Parker Datalogix BigCommerce Snapchat HubSpot and Datto. The General Catalyst partnership leverages its broad experience to help founders build market leading businesses. General Catalyst has offices in Cambridge MA Palo Alto CA and New York City.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Gera Venture Capital


Brazil

Gera is an investment company focused on education in Brazil. They invest in high potential entrepreneurs with the dual objective of creating substantial impact on education while delivering attractive financial results. When investing in a company Gera contributes not only in capital but also works closely with the portfolio companies.

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

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Great Oaks Venture Capital


United States of America

Based in New York City, GOVC was founded by Andrew Boszhardt, a financial entrepreneur with approximately 35 years of capital market experience. For over eight years, Andy and fellow Managing Partner Ben Lin have been investing in seed and early-stage technology companies. Typical investment size ranges from $50K to $500K. The Great Oaks team collectively has decades of experience investing in over 200 companies from the earliest stage. They have an extensive network throughout the United States comprised of leading tech founders, peer venture investors and specific industry specialists. They leverage their network and experiences in early stage investing in order to help each and every portfolio company achieve its full potential.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Growth Philanthropy Network


United States of America

Growth Philanthropy Network (GPN) was founded in March 2004 as a nonprofit committed to the long term goal of building a philanthropic capital marketplace and ecosystem that will provide consistent and reliable funding for the large scale expansion of high impact nonprofit initiatives. They believe the establishment of a growth capital marketplace in which funders make well researched investments to help top performing nonprofits with proven solutions scale their impact will transform the social sector.

Type: Investor Network Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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GSR Ventures


China

GSR Ventures seeks investment opportunities that have very large market opportunities, strong management teams and disruptive intellectual property, business models or market positions that will give them a competitive advantage to successfully compete in China and the global market. They are willing to invest in early stage companies with talented entrepreneurs to help build great technology companies such as Intel, Broadcom, Google and HuaWei. Their team brings together a unique combination of strong operating experience in China, extensive international investment experience, and deep networks in China and Silicon Valley. Their primary focus areas include semiconductor, Internet, wireless, new media and green technology.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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H Capital


United States of America

H Capital was established in 2002 to offer businesses quick, convenient, and reliable access to capital. They have served 10,000+ thousands businesses and originated north of $250,000,000. H Capital specializes at providing businesses with immediate funds for their needs. Whether the funds are for purchasing merchandise, renovating, opening additional locations, advertising, buying out your partner, or any other expense.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Information

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HamsaHub


Myanmar

HamsaHub is a Myanmar based responsible business consulting firm providing specialist services in CSR programme design stakeholder engagement and due diligence. Thuta Aung co founder of HamsaHub capitalises on his western education and networks within his home nation.What's in our name? Hamsa is a mythical bird in Myanmar Legends. The Hamsa can be found a symbol for trade and commerce being used as a mascot for Yangon Region and Mon State both being centres of trade for centuries and the Myanmar Ministry of Commerce. Being involved with inception of new projects and ventures we see ourselves as an important hub for responsible business development in Myanmar. Hence we named ourselves HamsaHub.What makes HamsaHub special is that the company is made up of Myanmar professionals who have studied and worked abroad who can bring international standards to Myanmar while understanding the local context. The internationalisation of services is supported by expatriate staffs who have rich Myanmar and regional experience.

Type: Corporate Geography: Asia Impact: Access to Education

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Helion Ventures


Mauritius

Founded in 2006, Helion Ventures Partners is a $605 Million India-focused, early to mid-stage venture fund, investing in technology-powered and consumer service businesses in sectors like Outsourcing, Internet, Mobile, Technology Products, Retail Services, Healthcare, Education and Financial Services.

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

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Highlight Ventures


United States of America

Highlight Ventures is a dynamic real estate investment company that locates, analyzes, purchases through syndication, manages, and monetizes the right properties at the right time. Highlight Ventures focuses on long-term master planning and attending to every detail. They also recruit the best employees, provide them with training and advancement opportunities, and empower them to ensure that the Irvine Company is best-in-class in its business activities.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Hillhouse Capital


China

Hillhouse Capital Group ( Hillhouse ) is a leading investment management firm founded by Mr. Zhang Lei in 2005. They manage over US$18bn of assets as of Dec 2014. They manage capital for institutional clients such as university endowments foundations sovereign wealth funds pensions and family offices.Hillhouse is also a long term fundamental equity investor with a global mandate. Independent fundamental and proprietary research is key to their investment process.

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

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Howzat Partners


United Kingdom of Great Britai

HOWZAT Partners doesn’t have oodles of money so they have been very selective about their investments. They try to invest in outstanding, early-stage companies with demonstrable evidence of real traction, where they believe they can add value and bring skills which complement those of the talented teams which they actively support. They have Investments in alexandalexa and academia.edu. Prior investments include trivago (sold to Expedia Inc), TrustedPlaces (sold to Yell Plc), Zoomf (sold to Trinity Mirror Plc) and CheapToday.com (private sale).

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Access to Financial Services

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ICG Ventures


As a full service, concept-to-manufacture product development company, ICG Ventures' mission is to identify the differentiated products and services that fit best with rapidly growing markets. They fund, develop and assist innovators, entrepreneurs and companies to conceive, design, produce, market and manage revolutionary new products. ICG Ventures is also the parent company behind FLO Accessories, which specializes in uniquely-designed personal care accessories catering to an on-the-go lifestyle. FLO's Universal Atomizer for fragrances has consistently been voted top in its class.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Imagine K12


United States of America

Imagine K12 is an incubator for technology-based K-12 grade education companies. Imagine K12 is also looking to invest time, experience, energy and resources in entrepreneurs who have a passion for education and the technical chops to create their vision. Over a three month period, they will draw on their extensive entrepreneurial experience, understanding of the Silicon Valley ecosystem, and knowledge of the education industry to give their idea and energy a far greater shot at success.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Information

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Imperious Group


Imperious Group is a cutting-edge VC firm running in the CIS market and looking for extraordinary teams able to create ingenious products and services. Imperious Group is one of the most rapidly developing VC firms on the CIS Market. In 2012 the company started investing in high-tech startups in Ukraine. In 2013 Imperious Group was recognized by AIN.UA as the most active investment fund. During only four years of its existence Imperious Group has already financed over 20+ startups and currently enters new markets, particularly Israel, India, Baltic States, Europe, the USA and Canada.

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

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IncuVest


IncuVest is a Singapore-based tech investor and incubator, founded by Ronnie Wee and Natasha Foong. It is supported by the Singapore Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and National Research Foundation (NRF) who is a strategic co-investor with IncuVest. IncuVest and its partners also have extensive global experience and success as entrepreneurs, private equity, venture capital, government and C-level executives.

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

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Index Ventures


United Kingdom of Great Britai

Index Ventures is an international venture capital firm based in London, San Francisco and Geneva. Since 1996, they have partnered with exceptional entrepreneurs in Europe, the U.S., Israel and Russia, who are using technology to reshape the world around us. The companies they’ve started include Aegerion, ASOS, Climate Corp, Criteo, Dropbox, Etsy, Genmab, Just Eat, King, Hortonworks, MySQL, Nasty Gal, Pure Storage, Skype, SoundCloud, Sonos and Supercell — among many others.

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

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Infocomm Investments


An equity investment arm of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore, Infocomm Investments seeks to attract and nurture a vibrant pool of infocomm technopreneurs and start-ups to foster a globally competitive infocomm industry as an engine of growth for the Singapore economy. In achieving this, it works closely with venture-backed start-ups from around the world to leverage upon Singapore’s capital efficient environment to accelerate their growth.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Community Development

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Insight Venture Partners


United States of America

Insight Venture Partners is a leading global private equity and venture capital firm founded in 1995. They have raised more than $8 billion and invested in more than 200+ growth-stage software, eCommerce, internet, and data-services companies. Their Investment Team meets with thousands of companies each year, selecting a handful to invest in, supporting them with market insights and exposure to potential acquisitions and acquirers. Their Insight Onsite team provides hands-on resources to help companies scale.

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

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Institutional Venture Partners


Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) was founded by Reid Dennis in 1980. IVP was one of the first venture firms on Sand Hill Road, and Reid put IVP on the map by raising the first IVP fund, a $22 million venture capital fund. Over thirty years later, the firm continues to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs to create market leaders for the future. IVP recently raised IVP XIV, a $1 billion later-stage venture capital and growth equity fund, and manages $4 billion in committed capital.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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K9 Ventures


United States of America

K9 Ventures is a true “early stage” venture fund that provides funding and support for seed-stage technology companies. The fund is focused on startups located in the San Francisco Bay Area that have technical founders, a core technology product, a clear path to revenue, can be capital efficient and where K9 can add value.

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

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Kalaari Capital


India

Kalaari Capital is a $160 million venture capital fund with a strong advisory team in Bangalore investing in early-stage, technology-oriented companies in India. They are passionate about investing in entrepreneurs who are poised to be tomorrow's global leaders. They seek companies that are capturing new markets, providing innovative solutions, and creating new wealth for India and beyond.

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

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Kapor Capital


United States of America

Kapor Capital is an investment fund based in Oakland CA that invests in seed stage information technology companies which aspire to generate economic value and positive social impact. Investment sectors include but are not limited to education health and consumer finance. We particularly look for companies that are closing gaps of access and opportunity for under served communities or involve a disruptive democratization of a sector.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Khosla Ventures


United States of America

Khosla Ventures provides venture assistance and strategic advice to entrepreneurs working on breakthrough technologies. The firm was founded in 2004 by Vinod Khosla co founder of Sun Microsystems. With over four billion dollars under management the firm focuses on a broad range of areas including consumer enterprise education advertising financial services semiconductors health big data agriculture/food sustainable energy and robotics. Khosla Ventures is headquartered in Menlo Park Calif.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Klass Capital


Canada

Klass Capital is a private equity firm established to acquire businesses and provide expansion stage capital. They are backed by a $40 billion dollar pension plan and a number of institutional investors and high net worth entrepreneurs. They target investing between $2mm and $20mm of equity and target enterprise values between $5mm and $75mm. They move quickly, have a collaborative approach and strongly believe in adding value to their partners. Their advisors are significant investors in the fund and are driven to provide meaningful support to every company. They bring innovative ideas, strong values and a sense of urgency to every opportunity. Klass Capital is based in Toronto, Canada and have a North American focus. Their portfolio ranges from companies that have $1mm in sales to $200mm+ in sales. Their primary focus is to help their partners become world leading organizations.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Krillion Ventures


Krillion Ventures is a venture capital fund that provides Seed and Series A stage funding to tech-enabled companies based in Miami, New York City and San Francisco. They provide up to $1M in investment capital per round to outstanding entrepreneurial teams. And then they back these companies with support in strategy, marketing and additional capital raising.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Lanzame Capital


Spain

Lanzame Capital is an initiative promoted by a group of entrepreneurs and investors who work in different business areas with many years of experience in different sectors. Aware of the current difficulties in financing through a bank or government loans, have created a platform that aims to be the meeting point between investors and entrepreneurs.

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

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Lazerow Ventures


United States of America

Lazerow Ventures have invested in about 45 companies from Facebook and Tumblr in the last round of the social platform race to Buzzfeed and Mashable, which are reinventing what it means to be a modern media company and Domo, Bitium, ChatID, Namely, Piqora and Olapic, which are paving the way in the enterprise software world. They also have backed leading companies in gaming (Scopely and Nix Hydra) and ecommerce (Nourish Snacks and Twice).

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Leaf Investments


Ireland

Leaf Investments is an early stage investor in learning technology businesses. Founded on the principle that emerging technologies present opportunities to create new learning solutions, they are looking to support entrepreneurs across the learning spectrum, both domestically and internationally. The Leaf team combines deep learning industry expertise with investment experience, offering a greater understanding of the challenges facing entrepreneurs looking to create and scale businesses in the learning sector. Backed by Folens Publishers, the fund looks to build on the Company’s history of investment in learning businesses by bringing capital and expertise together under a single, discrete investment vehicle.

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

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Learn Capital


United States of America

Learn Capital is a venture capital firm concentrating exclusively on the global education technology sector. They invest in innovative learning content platforms and services. Their companies are engaged in the transformation of educational engagement access and effectiveness in formalized schooling corporate and consumer settings throughout the world.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Lerer Ventures


United States of America

Lerer Ventures is a New York-based, seed stage venture capital fund run by Ken and Ben Lerer. LV invests in founders in the earliest stages of a startup's life, seeking out those entrepreneurs with product vision, consumer insight, focused execution, and unwavering ambition. Its portfolio includes betaworks, chartbeat, Canvas Networks, Simple (formerly BankSimple), gdgt, GroupMe, Greplin, and Venmo.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Lightbank


United States of America

Lightback is a Venture Capital that does Seed, Early Stage Venture, and Later Stage Venture Investments. They have invested in diverse companies from enterprise startups to mobile gaming companies and are looking for that next great idea that will disrupt yet another industry.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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London Venture Partners


United Kingdom of Great Britai

London Venture Partners is a Seed fund focused on investments in pre-seed and seed stage disruptive companies in the Online, Mobile, Social, and Cloud game sector primarily based in Europe. Founder-friendly. Hands-on. Immensely experienced. LVP is a venture capital seed fund with a difference - They are operating experts in the online, social, mobile and tablet games world, and they only ever invest in those sectors and they are backed by Nexon, Wargaming and Don Mattrick. That means they bring real experience and deep understanding. They speak the same language, share the same references, understand the same challenges - and they believe in the same vision. They know instinctively where the opportunities lie; where there are strengths to be harnessed and exposures to be covered. In fine-grain, no-hiding, straight-talking detail. They know when to bide time, when to iterate and when to go wide. And how. In short, they get games.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Lool Ventures


Lool Ventures is an early stage, value-add venture capital firm based in Israel. They invest in (or even start) young companies that create powerful consumer experiences, unique technologies or effective business models ,to create high growth business opportunities in web applications and services.

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

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MainStreet Partners


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

MainStreet Partners was created to provide any investor with a transparent and easy access to companies and funds that achieve consistent financial returns while improving people s lives and protecting our planet. Where and how capital is deployed has a strong influence in shaping our future world. For this reason we want our clients to know exactly where their capital is invested and what financial social and environmental results they are achieving.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Health Improvement

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Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (M


Malaysia

MaGIC was first announced in October 2013 by the most honourable Prime Minister YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak during the 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in Kuala Lumpur. Cyberjaya plays home to the Centre as it is progressively becoming the preferred location for the technology-driven startup community. In April 2014, Cheryl Yeoh was appointed as MaGIC’s first CEO. Cheryl had spent the past 12 years in the United States of America and most recently in Silicon Valley where her company, Reclip.It was acquired by Walmart Labs in 2013. With her experience and a strong portfolio, Cheryl will lead MaGIC to spur entrepreneurial activities in Malaysia and serve local startups.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Malaysia Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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MaRS - Investment Accelerator Fund


Canada

The Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF) helps build and strengthen Ontario based businesses in the cleantech ICT and life sciences & healthcare sectors.MaRS is a non profit organization that partners with entrepreneurs researchers business and government to build the next generation of high growth companies in Canada s knowledge economy.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Information

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Maryland Venture Fund


United States of America

The Maryland Venture Fund (MVF) is a regionally recognized leader in seed and early stage investing and a national model for state supported investment programs. With nearly two decades of experience and numerous successful investments, MVF invests in highly innovative technology companies across the full range of industry sectors including software, communications, cybersecurity and life sciences companies in the areas of healthcare IT, medical devices and diagnostics. The Fund also assists in the active management and support of InvestMaryland. InvestMaryland is a funding source for early, mid and late stage growth companies. Through a premium insurance tax credit auction sale, the State of Maryland raised $84M to invest in early stage technologies in the areas of software, communications, cybersecurity and life sciences.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC)


United States of America

MGCC is a central state resource that offers working capital, loan guarantees, and targeted technical assistance to solve specific financial and operational problems for local businesses. MGCC works with traditional financial institutions to make challenging loans bankable, working with community development corporations and other non-profits to provide financing for job-producing projects, and assisting a wide range of small businesses find the growth capital they require. MGCC specifically targets manufacturers that are expanding, other growth sectors, and small businesses in our older Gateway Cities.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Information

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MATH Venture Partners


United States of America

MATH Venture Partners is an early to growth-stage fund managed by a seasoned team of hands-on investors and operators. They look for entrepreneurial teams that have customer acquisition as part of their core DNA. It is this maniacal focus, deep appreciation for process and exceptional talent that makes them stand out. MATH forms deep and personal partnerships with entrepreneurs. They have built and scaled many large companies to successful exits. Both of their Managing Directors are serial entrepreneurs and teachers at heart. They love to partner with coachable founding teams that strive to constantly improve.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Information

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Matrix Partners


United States of America

Since its inception in 1977, Matrix Partners has had the privilege to partner with hundreds of innovators. They have been fortunate to play an active role in the development of many successful businesses, more than 50 of which went on to initial public offerings, and more than 75 of which have gone on to profitable M&A events. The firm consistently ranks in the top five venture firms in terms of returns to its investors. Matrix Partners operates in the United States, India and China across multiple sectors and stages.

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

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Maveron


United States of America

Maveron is a consumer-only venture capital firm. Founded in 1998 by Dan Levitan and Howard Schultz, the firm has offices in Seattle and San Francisco. Maveron is a trendspotter in finding enduring brands with potential seeds of greatness and their expertise is in discovering passionate entrepreneurs who are ready to disrupt industries, displace incumbents, and establish market leading consumer businesses. Unlike many VC firms that have turned their backs on investing in consumer businesses, they continue to be bullish on the game-changing opportunities – specifically early-stage technology-enabled products and services in transactional-based businesses, education as well as health and wellness. Their deep understanding of consumer buying habits and their extensive network of consumer-focused business resources and connections are available to entrepreneurs and their teams on an as needed basis to help quickly accelerate their company’s growth.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Mayfield Fund


United States of America

Mayfield is a global venture capital firm with over $2.6 billion under management and a 45 year history of championing entrepreneurs. Since their founding in 1969, they have raised 14 U.S. funds, two dedicated India funds, and partner with GSR Ventures to invest in China. They primarily invest in early-stage U.S. and cross-border companies that leverage the drivers of cloud/Saas, mobile, social, and big data. To date, Mayfield has invested in over 500 companies, resulting in 113 IPOs and more than 150 mergers or acquisitions. Some of their recent successes include Solarcity (NASDAQ_SCTY), Marketo (NASDAQ:MKTO), Qunar (NASDAQ:QUNR), Basis (acquired by Intel), StorSimple (acquired by Microsoft), and Zenprise (acquired by Citrix).

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Meritech Capital Partners


United States of America

Meritech Capital Partners is a leading provider of late-stage venture capital to category-defining private technology companies, and has been one of the top performing venture firms of the past decade.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Meyer Memorial Trust


United States of America

Meyer Memorial Trust was created from the estate of the late Fred G. Meyer who built the chain of retail stores bearing his name throughout the Pacific Northwest. When Mr. Meyer died in 1978 at the age of 92 his will established the Trust which began operating in 1982. Meyer Memorial Trust is a private independent foundation representing Mr. Meyer's personal philanthropy. The Meyer Trust is not connected in any way with Fred Meyer Inc. the retail enterprise.Meyer Memorial Trust is a private independent foundation created by the late Fred G. Meyer who built a chain of retail stores throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Type: Foundation Geography: Americas Impact: Community Development

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National Association of College Stores


United States of America

Since 1923 The National Association of College Stores (NACS) has provided a voice for the collegiate retailing industry. NACS was founded by a group of 24 college store managers who recognized the value of sharing information and experiences with their peers and taking an active stand for the industry on critical issues. Today NACS continues to dedicate its support to the thousands of college stores and vendors it counts as loyal members helping them connect grow and succeed.

Type: Foundation Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Allia


United States

NCIIA support technology innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education to create experiential learning opportunities for students and successful, socially beneficial innovations and businesses.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Northern America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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NC IDEA


United States of America

NC IDEA, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, targets promising technology companies that need help bridging the gap between initial product development and venture capital funding. The organization helps young, innovative companies mainly by providing early financing in the form of grants, accelerating the creation of new North Carolina companies and jobs. NC IDEA further supports its grant winning companies by leveraging the organization’s solid partnerships and strategic alliances to assist companies through business challenges and growth goals.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development

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New Enterprise Associates


United States of America

New Enterprise Associates (NEA) partners with entrepreneurs to build transformational businesses across multiple stages, sectors and geographies. As one of the world's largest and most active venture capital firms with more than $13 billion in committed capital, the firm's long track record includes more than 190 portfolio company IPOs and more than 300 acquisitions. Among its historical investments are technology leaders like Data Domain, CareerBuilder, Diapers.com, Groupon, Juniper, Macromedia, Salesforce.com, Tableau Software, TiVo, WebEx and Workday.

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

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New Horizon Capital


Thailand

New Horizon Capital is a top-tier private equity fund focusing on investing in china. It was incorporated in Cayman Islands in May 2005 with two limited partners: Tamasek Holdings Private Limited and SBI Holdings Inc. They currently manage over approximately $2.5 billion RMB and USD funds. Their LPs include more than 20 internationally renowned institutions

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

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New York Angels


United States of America

New York Angels is a member-led organization committed to finding, funding and mentoring great young companies from pitch through successful exit. Our 100+ members are entrepreneurs, CEOs, venture capitalists and business leaders who have founded, funded and built world-class companies. We come from a wide array of industry backgrounds and together create an extensive network of entrepreneurial support. We mentor and coach the entrepreneurs in whom we invest, serve on their boards, provide contacts and assist with team building, strategic planning and fundraising.

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

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NewMe Accelerator


United States

NewMe Accelerator are a residential technology start up accelerator/incubator for businesses that are led by under represented minorities in the technology industry.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Northern America Impact: Equality & Empowerment/Minorities/Previously Excluded Populations

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NewSchools Venture Fund


United States

NewSchools Venture Fund works to close the achievement gap by funding and supporting entrepreneurs who are creating innovative solutions to the problems in public education so that all children have the opportunity to succeed in college.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Education

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Obviam


Switzerland

Obviam has been managing the Swiss DFI for almost 20 years and as part of its mandate been mobilizing private capital to invest alongside public institutions into Impact investments in developing countries. Over the years Obviam has raised private funds from large Swiss banks and is now launching a LSE Impact Investing fund to mobilize retail investment into these same markets. The LSE vehicle IMPACT INVESTMENT TRUST PLC will be the first emerging market listed Impact FoF providing retail clients diversification liquidity and commercial returns through one platform.

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

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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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Oregon Angel Fund


United States of America

The Oregon Angel Fund (OAF) is a community supported, professionally managed, investor driven angel fund. The fund provides investors privileged access to the most promising startups and early-stage growth companies in Oregon and SW Washington. Founded in 2007, OAF has grown to become the most active local venue for funding startups in terms of both participants and dollars invested.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Owl Ventures


United States of America

Owl Ventures is a San Francisco Bay Area based venture capital fund that invests in the world s leading education technology companies. They back entrepreneurs with solutions that seek to meaningfully drive improvement in student achievement. Their founding team hails from Catamount Ventures where they backed several leading education technology companies.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Penguin Random House Holdings


Penguin Random House employs more than 10,000 people globally across almost 250 editorially and creatively independent imprints and publishing houses that collectively publish more than 15,000 new titles annually. It’s publishing lists include more than 70 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.

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

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Performa Investimentos


Brazil

Performa Investimentos is a venture capital firm that backs outstanding entrepreneurs in Brazil focused on bringing innovative and disruptive solutions to multiple impact markets such as health clean tech education and fin tech. We provide support resources and connections which come as a result of our partners' combined years of investment experience in venture capital in Brazil. More at www.performainvestimentos.com

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: South America Impact: Access to Education

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Pix Vine Capital


Singapore

Pix Vine Capital (PixVC) is a Singapore based Investment House providing early stage venture capital to startups aspiring to commercialize innovative solutions in the areas of Info Tech Med Tech and Eco Tech.

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

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Point Nine Capital


Germany

Point Nine Capital is a Berlin based early stage venture capital firm primarily investing in Software as a Service (SaaS) marketplace lead generation and eCommerce startups. The fund and its managers have backed a number of highly successful Internet companies including Zendesk DeliveryHero DocPlanner and DaWanda.

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

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Pro Mujer Mexico


United States

Pro Mujer is a development and microfinance institution (MFI) that is dedicated to providing Latin America s low income women with the means to build their own livelihoods through the provision of microfinance business training and health services. Pro Mujer has several branches throughout the region Global Partnerships is currently partners with Pro Mujer branches in Bolivia Mexico Nicaragua and Peru.

Type: Foundation Geography: Americas Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Qualcomm Ventures


United States of America

Qualcomm Ventures the venture investment group of Qualcomm Incorporated was launched in the United States in November 2000 with an initial US$500 million allocation. Qualcomm Ventures aim is to support Qualcomm s mission of enabling and fostering 3G and wireless Internet markets through investments in privately owned startup ventures. These investments include companies focusing on wireless communication technologies and products serving consumer enterprise and vertical markets worldwide.

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

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Quotidian Ventures


United States of America

Created in 2010 Quotidian Ventures is a New York based early stage angel fund that invests in passionate highly skilled teams that are using technology to create simple elegant solutions to complex problems. Their ideal founding team has unusually strong technical and design talent a deep proprietary knowledge of the market in which they operate and the creativity and flexibility to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.

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

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Radius SFU


Canada

RADIUS (RADIcal Ideas Useful to Society) is a social innovation lab and venture incubator based at the Beedie School of Business in Simon Fraser University. A place for radical doers we develop the emerging leaders and solutions needed for a sustainable healthy and just economy through four main areas of workSFU Social Innovation Programming builds a network across SFU to lead the social innovation pillar of the institution wide SFU Innovates strategy in three distinct areas.RADIUS Fellowship curates an annual cohort based development program for BC s top emerging social economy leaders.RADIUS Ventures identifies and amplifies high potential social ventures working on addressing meaningful societal and/or environmental challenges. RADIUS Lab builds deep partnerships with community to better understand complex socio economic challenges and to develop test and launch new interventions.

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

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Rethink Education


United States of America

The education system is one of the last places to be remade by technology. That s about to change. They are investing in the people ideas and companies that are rethinking the way they learn and teach. Today.Rethink Education seeks to invest in progressive early stage companies that are at the forefront of the education technology industry and have the capacity to make positive impacts on our communities.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Rincon Venture Partners


United States of America

Rincon Venture Partners seeks to partner with extraordinary entrepreneurs and support them as they build world-class businesses. Rincon is an early-stage venture capital firm that targets investment opportunities in Web-based businesses that are led by 'serial founding teams', have proven recurring revenue models and are pursuing capital-efficient operating plans. They typically invest in companies where initial product or service development is largely complete, and the company's forward-looking focus is on market engagement and expansion. They take an active role in guiding and supporting portfolio companies by committing resources for such activities as Board representation, providing strategic and tactical guidance, filling key management positions, facilitating subsequent financings and achieving liquidity events.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Rothenberg Ventures


United States of America

Rothenberg Ventures identifies invests in and cultivates technology value and talent at scale. They are built from the ground up as a startup focused on finding and cultivating technology innovation supported by a community of the most successful Millennial founders and a Venture Capital business model. The 15 person Rothenberg Ventures team built the fastest growing Millennial Venture Capital platform by investing in talented and passionate world class founders who share the values of innovation execution and integrity.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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RRE Ventures


RRE Ventures has been dedicated to helping talented management teams build industry leading companies. They have raised in excess of $1.5 billion in assets dedicated to investing in private information technology companies. They focus on rapidly growing markets in the software internet communications financial services and other industries. They back entrepreneurs and management teams that possess the industry knowledge vision and discipline to create market dominating companies. Their team brings a unique combination of management operations and investment expertise as well as an unrivaled network of relationships to help our entrepreneurs drive growth.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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RSF Social Finance


United States of America

RSF Social Finance is a financial services organization dedicated to revolutionizing how people relate to money. RSF provides opportunities for people to align their investing and giving with their values and connects social entrepreneurs with diverse forms of capital. We believe that people are served best by long term financial relationships that are direct transparent and personal. These relationships build the foundation for trust and collaboration to emerge leading to long term social economic and ecological benefit. Since 1984 RSF has made over $450 million in loans grants and investments supporting social enterprises in the areas of food & agriculture education & the arts and ecological stewardship.

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

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Safeguard Scientifics Inc.


United States of America

Safeguard Scientifics help to build great healthcare & technology companies by providing growth capital & operational support to entrepreneurs in early and growth stage businesses.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Sanghata Global


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Sanghata Global provides opportunities globally to entrepreneurs by enabling them to build businesses that have sustainable positive impact on their communities environments and the world.Sanghata Global is a non profit organization registered in the United Kingdom. Its sister the Sanghata Institute for Social Entrepreneurship and Investment is a 501 C3 company registered in the United States. Sanghata Global is a founding member of Village Capital.

Type: Other Capital Channels & Intermediaries Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela Impact: Community Development

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Seeds of Peace


United States of America

Seeds of Peace inspires and cultivates new generations of global leaders in communities divided by conflict. They equip them with the skills and relationships they need to accelerate social, economic, and political changes essential for peace.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Education

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Seven Peaks Ventures


United States of America

Seven Peaks Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Bend Oregon and is focused on helping Oregon based startups build and scale their businesses.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Shasta Ventures


United States of America

Shasta Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on companies in the consumer Internet, mobile and software sectors. Shasta was formed in 2004 to back brilliant entrepreneurs with an unwavering commitment to the customer experience. Located in Menlo Park, California, Shasta Ventures has $725 million dollars under management across three funds. Shasta Ventures has backed startups including Apptio, Lithium, Mint, Nest, Smule, Spiceworks, TaskRabbit, Turn, Zenprise and Zuora.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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SHO-zemi Innovation Ventures


United States of America

SHO zemi Innovation Ventures' mission is to fund and create systems that will change the way the world learns. An offshoot of SHO zemi Japan's premier tutoring school network they know education like few others. Simply put their goal is to empower those who are reimagining education.

Type: Fund Geography: Japan Impact: Access to Education

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Shunwei


China, Macao Special Administr

Shunwei is a China-focused venture capital fund founded in 2011. The Fund has total commitment exceeding US$200 million from some of the best names in the industry, comprising sovereign wealth funds, family offices, fund of funds, and university endowment.

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

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Signal Peak Ventures


United States of America

Signal Peak is a private equity and venture capital firm with more than $500 million of committed capital under management. The fund invests in information technology companies and looks for entrepreneurial teams with the potential to transform markets and create lasting value. Specific areas of focus include Internet SaaS enterprise software communications security and mobile computingall markets in which the firm has deep expertise.

Type: Fund Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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SJF Ventures


United States of America

We are experienced venture capital investors who have been at the forefront of impact investing since 1999. We are passionate about generating extraordinary results creating positive changes and partnering with visionaries who combine these two. Our team has invested in over 50 ventures bringing time tested perspective and expertise to partnerships with entrepreneurs. We are ready and eager to build something special together.SJF Ventures is a venture capital partnership with offices in Durham NC New York and San Francisco. Through its investment funds the firm provides equity financings from $1MM to $10MM solo or in syndicates to companies seeking growth capital.As a venture fund SJF Ventures focuses on the resource efficiency sustainability and technology enhanced services sectors. Representative investment areas include efficiency and infrastructure asset recovery including reuse and recycling sustainable agriculture and food safety health and wellness technology education technology and digital media and marketing services.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship


United Kingdom of Great Britai

The Skoll Centre is a leading academic entity for the advancement of social entrepreneurship worldwide. They foster social transformation through education research and collaboration.

Type: Foundation Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britai Impact: Community Development

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Slow Ventures


Slow Ventures understand's that it is not the idea that matters it is the choosing and staying committed to an idea for the long term that matters most. They exist to serve their entrepreneurs through this process building close personal relationships along the journey.Through this they hope to help build lasting companies by bringing together ideas focus capital technology creativity design philosophy relationships authenticity love and a dash of optimism.

Type: Investor Network Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Soft Tech Ventures


United States of America

SoftTech VC is an early stage venture capital firm managing seed stage funds SoftTech VC II and SoftTech VC III. Jeff Clavier one of the most active Web 2.0 seed stage investors often dubbed a micro cap VC announced Fund II and its four initial investments at the TechCrunch40 conference in September 2007. SoftTech's funds are backed by a mix of institutional and private investors. In its 4 years of activity SoftTech II has invested in 65 companies some of them still operating in stealth/pre launch mode while others have enjoyed an early exit. SoftTech III just launched and has made 16 investments following a very similar strategy.

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

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SoftBank Capital


United States of America

SoftBank Capital makes early and growth stage investments in companies that connect people devices and the world. They invest in category leaders in consumer and enterprise mobile online advertising ecommerce social media and cloud computing. They have been making investments since 1995 with recent exits including Bluefin Labs Buddy Media Hyperpublic Huffington Post OMGPOP Pivot and ZipList.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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SoftBank China Venture Capital


China

Established in 2000, SB China Venture Capital (SBCVC) is a leading venture capital firm in China. SBCVC has successful track records of both entrepreneurship and investment. In addition to capital, their team leverages its rich experience in investment, operation global network, and China know-how, to assist its portfolios.

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

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Softbank Ventures Korea


Republic of Korea

SoftBank Ventures Korea (SBVK) is a venture capital firm, specializing in IT startup investment & corporate restructuring Established in 2000, SBVK has formed more than 10 funds focused on IT sector, and have invested in more than 175 startups. As of 2014 4Q, active funds under management is approximately 234 million USD. Sharing the group's vision of "Bring Happiness to Everyone through Information Revolution”, SBVK envisions a world where everyone is happily connected to each other via digital networks. They are committed to investing in and supporting both local and foreign companies and entrepreneurs with disruptive technologies and innovative ideas to change the world.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Republic of Korea Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Space Florida


United States of America

Space Florida was created to strengthen Florida’s position as the global leader in aerospace research, investment, exploration and commerce. As Florida’s aerospace development organization, they are committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses. With its highly trained workforce, proven infrastructure and unparalleled record of achievement, Florida is the ideal location for aerospace businesses to thrive – and Space Florida is the perfect partner to help them succeed.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United Kingdom Impact: Conflict Resolution

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Spark Capital


Spark Capital is a small, collaborative team that takes pride in their strong relationships with each other and their entrepreneurs. They believe there should be ‘venture’ in venture capital; they like risk and are not afraid to take it. Their team is in Boston, New York, and San Francisco, and they invest wherever they see the right opportunities.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Impact:

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Spectrum Equity


United States of America

Spectrum is a private equity investor in companies leading the information economy. Founded in 1994, they have raised six private equity funds totaling $4.7 billion of capital exclusively focused on the information economy. They seek opportunities to invest $25 - $100 million in growth companies with sustainable and defensible business models--strong recurring revenue, significant operating leverage, strong cash flow margins, and franchise customer loyalty. They are group of partners that have worked together for an average of 15 years, leading a team operating out of offices in Boston, MA and Menlo Park, CA. They invest in companies that are category leaders across North America, Western Europe, and Australia.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Stanford D School


United States of America

The d.school is a hub for innovators at Stanford. Students and faculty in engineering medicine business law the humanities sciences and education find their way here to take on the world s messy problems together. Human values are at the heart of their collaborative approach.they are a hub for innovation collaboration and creativity at Stanford. Our mission is to help people become everyday innovators everywhere.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Education

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StartX


United States of America

StartX is a start-up accelerator designed to accelerate the development of Stanford's top student entrepreneurs through experiential education. They provide: Community, Mentorship, Real-time education, and Resources.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United Kingdom Impact: Access to Education

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Storm Ventures


United States of America

Storm Ventures invests as the first or early investor in enterprise companies focused today in mobile SaaS and cloud infrastructure. Examples of companies include Airespace (sold to Cisco) Appcelerator Com2Us (Kosdaq listed).

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Success for All Foundation


United States of America

Success in life is built on a solid foundation of learning. The first critical step is to learn how to read. Children who aren t reading well by third grade are unlikely to graduate from high school and are unprepared for college or a career. But more than half of American students are not effective readers by grade 4. Success for All seeks to break the cycle of failure with thoroughly researched proven to work literacy programs. Partnering with pre kindergarten to 8th grade schools across the country Success for All has helped millions of children to read achieve and gain a new vision for their futures.

Type: Foundation Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development

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SustainVC - Patient Capital Collaborative


United States of America

PCC invests in companies that apply for financing through Investors' Circle an association of accredited investors who provide Patient Capital for a Sustainable Future. Through PCC SustainVCSM invests as the lead or participant in rounds of equity and equity related securities as small as $500000 and as large as $5000000.

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

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SV Angel


United States of America

SV Angel is a micro VC firm located in Silicon Valley and founded by angel investors, Ron Conway and David Lee. SV Angel provides capital investments to early stage companies focused on the Internet, e-commerce, and information technology markets. SV Angel is a venture fund which has raised investment from external investors or limited partners in industry parlance. In April 2010, the fund announced its size of $20 million. Per the firm, SV Angel initially expected to raise a $10 million fund but was oversubscribed and hence the amount was raised to $20 million. Since then, the fund has grown to be approximately twice that size.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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T&J Meyer Foundation Limited


The T & J Meyer Family Foundation benefits philanthropy voluntarism and grant making foundations focusing specifically on arts service organizations and activities programs.

Type: Foundation Geography: Impact:

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Tech Wildcatters


United States of America

TechWildcatters is a mentorship-driven microseed fund and startup accelerator. Their 12-week accelerator “bootcamp” has been rated as a Top 10 Accelerator/Incubator by Forbes. They’re very selective – each year they expect hundreds of companies to apply to the program and 8-10 of them will be invited to Dallas for each class. The companies get up to $25,000 in seed funding, intensive top-notch mentorship, and the opportunity to pitch to angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate development teams at their end of program “Pitch Day”.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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The Baale Mane Trust


India

The Baale Mane (Baale Mane means Girls home) at Gopalapura is a home for around 60 girls between the ages of 6 and 16 situated on the outskirts of the city of Bangalore India.Founded in 2001 by Paraspara Trust an NGO dedicated to the eradication of the child labour system and now governed by The Baale Mane Trust the home provides shelter and a loving home for girls. They girls are either orphans have a single parent who is unable to care for them or have lost contact with their parents. Most of the girls have been rescued from domestic service some have been found homeless in the streets by volunteers and others have been given shelter having been arrested by the police when living on the streets.

Type: Foundation Geography: Asia Impact: Access to Information

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The Colorado Impact Fund


United States of America

The Colorado Impact Fund is a private equity fund managed by an affiliate of Vestar Capital Partners which is dedicated to supporting local Colorado companies that generate consistent investment returns in addition to positive community outcomes. Investors in the Fund include some of Colorado s most respected executives families foundations and corporations each of whom is committed to making a difference.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Information

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The Kresge Foundation


United States of America

The Kresge Foundation is a $3 billion private national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America s cities through grantmaking and investing in arts and culture education environment health human services and community development efforts in Detroit.

Type: Foundation Geography: Americas Impact: Community Development

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The Malala Fund


United States of America

The Malala Fund is focused on helping girls go to school and raise their voices for the right to education.WHO IS MALALA?That is the question the Taliban asked when they stormed the 15 year old Malala s school bus on October 9th 2012. They shot her in the head in an attempt to silence her and end her campaign for girls rights to go to school.Her shooting and her refusal to stand down from what she believed was right brought to light the plight of millions of children around the world who are denied an education today.

Type: Fund Geography: Global Impact: Community Development

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The NewSchools Seed Fund


NewSchools is a nonprofit venture philanthropy firm working to transform public education for low-income children. Their Seed Fund supports high potential entrepreneurs developing technology solutions for the biggest challenges in K-12 education. They invest in early stage tech tools, applications, content, and services that improve education opportunities for all children. The Seed Fund also acts as a catalyst, inspiring and enabling traditional and non-traditional tech investors to provide capital to the fast-growing ed tech market.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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The Portland Seed Fund


United States of America

The Portland Seed Fund finds and surrounds the most promising seed-stage companies with capital, mentors and contacts to nurture and encourage vigorous economic growth within Oregon. The Portland Seed Fund selects entrepreneurs with great venture ideas and the passion and grit to see them through. With no specific company quota in mind, they typically invest in classes of six to ten ventures at a time. Each selected venture starts with an initial $25,000 investment, and upon a 90 day mentoring program, they see how these entrepreneurs progress.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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The San Diego Foundation


United States of America

Founded in 1975 The San Diego Foundation is a broad purpose community foundation helping individuals families and organizations carry out their charitable plans with the common goals of improving the quality of life in the greater San Diego region now and for generations to come. With its hundreds of philanthropic partners The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and public institutions with funds in such areas as the environment science and technology the arts civic engagement education and health and human services.

Type: Foundation Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development

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The Social+Capital Partnership


The Social+Capital Partnership ("Social Capital") is a partnership of philanthropists, technologists and capitalists utilizing venture capital as a force to create value and change on a global scale. The Partnership is based in Palo Alto, California.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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The United Way of Dallas


United States of America

Since 1924, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has provided resources and infrastructure to nonprofits and charities in the Dallas area. They raise funds, increase effectiveness, and ensure accountability for service providers and programs that focus on long-term, measurable and effective change in their community.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Education

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Third Point Ventures


United States of America

Third Point Ventures is the venture capital arm of Third Point LLC a registered investment adviser based in New York with approximately $5 billion of assets under management. The firm was founded in 1995 by Daniel S. Loeb. Third Point Ventures is led by Robert Schwartz an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in private equity and technology company management and is based in Sunnyvale California.

Type: Wealth Manager/Advisor Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Thrive Capital


United States of America

Thrive Capital is a venture capital investment firm focused on media and internet investments. Since its founding Thrive has raised $200 million from institutional investors including Princeton University Wellcome Trust and Hall Capital. According to a profile in Forbes Thrive was one of three firms (joining Sequoia Capital and Greylock Partners) to invest in Instagram's $50 million Series B round at a valuation of $500 million.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Tie Network


United States of America

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently 13,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 56 chapters across 13 countries.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development

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TPG Capital


TPG specializes in recognizing value – or the potential for value – where others do not. Their contrarian philosophy, global reach, and deep investment and operational expertise set TPG apart from other firms. Their complementary asset classes offer a unique investment platform.

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

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Tribeca Venture Partners


Tribeca Venture Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm that partners with world class entrepreneurs in the NYC area leveraging emerging technologies and business models to create and disrupt huge markets. They invest in early and seed-stage startups across digital media, fintech, adtech, e-commerce, education, mobile apps, software and services.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Trilogy Equity Partners


United States of America

Trilogy Equity Partners is a closely-held investment firm based in Bellevue, Washington. Their roots include the formation and leadership of some of the largest mobile operators in the United States as well as other global technology and wireless companies. They apply a team-oriented approach, deep operational expertise and a flexible capital structure to help entrepreneurs build great companies.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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True Ventures


United States of America

True Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology startups. With three funds and approximately $600 million in capital under management, True provides seed and Series A funding to the most talented entrepreneurs in today’s fastest growing markets. With a mission to make the world a better place for entrepreneurs, True encourages each founder’s vision and has built resources to empower the employees, families and communities of its portfolio companies. The firm maintains a strong founder community and offers innovative educational opportunities to its portfolio, helping entrepreneurs achieve higher levels of success and impact. With more than 100 companies funded and multiple companies acquired, the True portfolio has created over 1,900 jobs.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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U.S. Fund for UNICEF Bridge Fund


United States of America

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF Bridge Fund is an innovative financial tool created by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to speed life-saving assistance to children in need. The Bridge Fund provides flexible capital, enabling UNICEF Supply Division to react immediately when children's lives are at risk to fast-track programmatic activity or the purchase and delivery of vital health, educational and other essential supplies. The Bridge Fund helps save the lives of vulnerable children by reaching them when every minute counts, buys time to secure better pricing and ensures a continuous supply of safe commodities from reliable manufacturers.

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

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UCSD The Rady Venture Fund


United States of America

UCSD The Rady Venture Fund was founded in 2003 in response to the need for a business education that focuses on the industries that define our future and the transformation of business itself the Rady School of Management is the leader of a new generation of business schools.

Type: Fund Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Education

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Ulu Ventures


United States of America

We like internet ventures that make information useful. We believe we are still early in the internet story and that making information useful will be one of the next waves of opportunity. Other areas of interest include internet enabled consumer and business services digital media mobile and online advertising.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Other Social Impact Objective

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United Way


United States of America

United Way is the worldas largest privately funded nonprofit. They're engaging people from all walks of life in nearly 1800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide. What they do it look different in Dubuque than in Dubai but together they're creating real and lasting change. Their partners include global national and local businesses nonprofits civic and faith organizations as well as educators labor health organizations government and more.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development

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USD Venture Vetting


United States of America

USD Venture Vetting is a campus wide entrepreneurship competition where the venture and the entrepreneur rather than the Business Plan are vetted by potential investors. USD students (or teams of at least one USD student) present their business idea to a panel of angel investors through a pitch deck presentation and one on one meetings.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Education

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Valhalla Partners


United States of America

Valhalla Partners brings extensive experience resources and insights to bear in helping entrepreneurs in their quest to build world class companies. They aid and accelerate companies at critical stages in their pursuit of success regardless of their size or maturity even if conventional wisdom is against them.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Vanedge Capital


Canada

Vanedge Capital Partners Ltd., is a Vancouver based venture capital fund focused on making investments in Gaming, digital Media, SaaS solutions for small and medium business, enterprise software, and cyber security. Vanedge invests in visionary entrepreneurs and fast growing companies that are poised to disrupt an incumbent business, or create a new market via the introduction of new technologies and business models. The fund is particularly focused on companies that are capitalizing on opportunities brought about by the shift to mobile, transition to digital, and migration to cloud based computing.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Europe Impact:

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Vertex Venture Capital


Israel

Vertex, established in 1997, is one of the largest and most successful venture capital management firms in Israel. Its experienced team of senior investment professionals has raised three funds, Vertex I, II, and III (“Vertex Funds”), and has been awarded the management of additional funds by leading financial institutions (UBS, Dresdner Bank).

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

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Vicente Capital


United States of America

Vicente Capital specializes in both non control and control investments that are customized for the growth and liquidity needs of owners. Their team has a proven track record of investing in preferred stock or structured equity capital structures and helping grow small businesses into solid middle market companies generating liquidity for management and exceptional returns for our investors.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Village Capital


United States of America

Village Capital is a global venture firm that discovers develops and invests in entrepreneurs solving real world problems.Since 2009 we have been one of the world s most active early stage investors investing in over 70 ventures across 15 countries and supporting hundreds more through our collaborative venture development programs. Village Capital graduates have leveraged initial capital 251 created over 10000 jobs and served over 6 million customers.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Access to Clean Water and Sanitation

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Vox Capital


Brazil

Vox Capital was the first certified impact investing fund in Brazil. Founded in 2009 it provides early stage capital for companies offering innovative and scalable solutions to enhance the lives of low income Brazilians while aiming to simultaneously generate attractive market rate financial returns for investors. The sectors we have a more in depth focus are health education and financial services which are sectors that provide both with the possibility of scalable innovation and have a direct impact on the lives of people living on urban poverty which is the most prevalent type of poverty in Brazil. The corporation has launched 2 investment funds and it is actively searching for organizations that fit into its investment criteria. For the fifth year in a row Vox Capital was listed in ImpactAssets 50 (IA50) the first publicly available database of experienced private debt and equity impact investment fund managers updated on an annual basis by the independent organization Impact Assets.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Brazil Impact: Health Improvement

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Wellington Management Company LLP


United States of America

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Their investment solutions tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 50 countries draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership they believe their ownership structure fosters a long term view that aligns their perspectives with those of their clients.

Type: Wealth Manager/Advisor Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Access to Financial Services

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WISE Initiative


Qatar Foundation under the leadership of its Chairperson Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser established the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in 2009. WISE is an international multi sectoral platform for creative thinking debate and purposeful action. WISE has established itself as a global reference in new approaches to education. Through both the annual Summit and a range of ongoing programs WISE is promoting innovation and building the future of education through collaboration. WISE knowledge portals the WISE ed.review and the WISE ed.hub feature the latest must reads and high impact initiatives that drive innovation in education.

Type: Foundation Geography: Europe Impact: Access to Information

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Yaletown Venture Partners


United States of America

Yaletown is a venture capital firm that focuses on early stage cleanteach and IT investments in the pacific northwest and western Canada. The company aims to source the most promising early-stage cleantech deals in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon and the most promising information technology start-ups in British Columbia.

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

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Yochy Investments


Israel

Yochy investments is a microfunding VC which aims to invest in projects that contribute to the quality of life and the environment in which we live. Most of all we are looking for hands on unique and positive people to work with.

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

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