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37 Angels


United States of America

37 Angels is a community of women investors committed to funding early stage startups. 37 Angels activates the untapped capital and experience of women investors. 37 Angels source high potential male and female led companies in which our Angels and Angels in Training can invest (between $50K and $1M)

Type: Investor Network Geography: Global Impact: Capacity Building

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3Sixty Capital


United Arab Emirates

3Sixty Capital has been and continues to be the pursuit of established and entrepreneurial investment opportunities within emerging technologies and markets that produce strong and sustainable economic returns as well as at least one of our ripple effect (environmental society cultural and community) objectives Economic growth at least one of the following ripple effect objectives. Multiple bottom line impact including environmental social and/or community Long term job creation Economic development Human capacity building and leadership development and Sustainable scalability and operational expansion

Type: Institutional Investor Geography: United Arab Emirates Impact: Access to Financial Services

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8 Miles LLP


United Kingdom of Great Britai

8 Miles is a private equity firm focused exclusively on making private equity investments in Africa. 8 miles invest in consumer driven businesses and service providers with strong growth prospects. 8 miles look to partner with leading entrepreneurs and management teams and work with them to achieve shared objectives by providing capital and operational expertise.A core part of our strategy is active ownership actively participating in transforming businesses in which we invest. 8 miles are hands on investors in Africa.8 miles have a complementary team of principals with significant experience in private equity and direct experience in successfully managing and transforming businesses in Africa.

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

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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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Access Venture Partners


United States of America

Access Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital fund. There passion is to help entrepreneurs build great companies. They do much more than merely supplying capital they actively participate in building the management and distribution infrastructure required to aggressively grow new businesses. Access typically makes its initial investment as part of the first institutional round and often continues investing in subsequent rounds.Founded in 1999 Access Venture Partners invests in early stage technology companies with a passion for helping entrepreneurs build phenomenal fast growing businesses. The have invested in over 65 companies that have collectively raised over $1 billion in equity capital and employ nearly 4000 people and growing.

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

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Actis Actis Africa Empowerment Fund


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Actis is a leading private equity investor in emerging markets and has been investing exclusively in these markets for nearly 60 years. They have raised US$7.3 billion funds to date and have over 100 investment professionals in 10 offices throughout Africa China Latin America South and South East Asia. In the last ten years they have invested US$4.8 billion in businesses in the emerging markets.Actis is a leading investor in growth markets across Africa Asia and Latin America. We deliver consistent competitive returns responsibly through insights gained from trusted relationships local knowledge and deep sector expertise. Founded in 2004 we have an unparalleled heritage in growth markets set within a culture of active ownership. We have raised US$13bn since inception and employ over 200 people including a team of c.100 investment professionals working across 13 offices globally. Our investors capital is at work in c.70 companies around the world employing over 114000 people.

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

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Adenia Partners


Mauritius

Adenia Partners Ltd. formerly known as I&P Management Ltd. is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments in start ups later stage expansion stage growth capital mid cap buy outs industry consolidation mature and recapitalization. The firm invests in small and medium enterprises. It seeks to invest in tourism financial services telecommunications agribusiness manufacturing information and communication technology and hospitality. The firm prefers to invest in West Africa and Indian Ocean region with a focus on Madagascar Mauritius Ghana Cote d Ivoire Comoros Seychelles Benin Burkina Faso Liberia Mali Niger Senegal Sierra Leone and Togo.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Cote d'Ivoire Impact: Community Development

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Adlevo Capital


Nigeria

Adlevo Capital is a Mauritius-based private equity fund manager founded on the conviction that meaningful development in sub-Saharan Africa will be driven by the increasing application of technology to business processes across all sectors.

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

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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: Income/Productivity Growth

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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: Income/Productivity Growth

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AxialPar


Brazil

AxialPar is a private equity company investing in businesses dedicated to the development of environmentally sound socially responsible and economically profitable products and services. Partners and the team of AxialPar believe in the compatibility of profitability and sustainability aiming at the balance between economic growth mankind and the environment. AxialPar is a Katoomba Group member.

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

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Bain Capital


United States of America

Bain Capital is one of the world's leading private investment firms with approximately $75 billion in assets under management. Founded in 1984 Bain Capital pioneered a consulting based approach to private equity investing partnering with management teams to build great businesses and improve their operations. Since inception the firm has extended this approach across asset classes to build one of the strongest organically grown alternative asset platforms in the world.Today Bain Capital's affiliated advisors make private equity public equity fixed income and credit venture capital and absolute return investments across multiple sectors industries and sector classes. The people intensive value added approach instilled at the firm's founding remains at the core of Bain Capital's competitive advantage which has enabled the firm to deliver industry leading returns to a diverse group of investors including pensions endowments foundations and individuals.

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

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Barclays


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Barclays moves lends invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide.We have over 325 years of history and expertise in banking. Barclays is a trading name of Barclays Bank PLC and its subsidiaries. Barclays Bank PLC is registered in England

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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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: Income/Productivity Growth

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Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countrie


Belgium

BIO invests directly in private sector projects and as such makes a structural contribution to the socio economic growth of those host countries. Its mandate requires strict criteria in terms of geographical targets financing tools and above all impact on development.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Belgium Impact: Capacity Building

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BVCA


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

The BVCA like the industry it represents has changed immeasurably since its foundation over 30 years ago as the sector has grown into one of the biggest success stories in the British economy. They communicate the industry's impact and reinforce the crucial role their members play in the global economy as a catalyst for change and growth.The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) is the industry body and public policy advocate for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK. Since our founding in 1983 our aim has been to aid understanding around the activities of our members promote our industry to entrepreneurs and investors as well as to Government the EU trade unions international media and the general public. We communicate the industry's impact and reinforce the crucial role our members play in the global economy as a catalyst for change and growth.

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

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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 Financial Services

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Centerbridge Foundation


United States of America

The mission of the Centerbridge Foundation is to increase access to educational and economic opportunities with a focus on the communities where Centerbridge Partners has offices. Centerbridge Foundation aims to make targeted catalytic investments in high potential projects. Through the resources of the team and network of external partners they supplement grant funding with investments in leadership development.

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

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Cherokee Investment


United States of America

CHEROKEE is an investment company that blends capital with creativity experience and resolve to provide superior financial environmental and social returns for investors partners and communities.Cherokee is an investment company that combines capital with creativity experience and resolve to generate superior social environmental and economic returns. Since 1990 Cherokee has invested in more than 550 environmentally contaminated or brownfield real estate assets across the United States Canada and Europe. Cherokee is the world s only known ISO 14001 certified private equity manager with a total of five investment funds since 1996 with aggregate commitments exceeding $2 billion. Additionally Cherokee has managed or invested in over 70 venture companies in environmental remediation renewable energy waste to energy energy management and other fields.

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

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CIC Partners LP


United States of America

CIC Partners LP is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in early late stage and middle market investments. It also invests in management led buyouts growth Capital complex strategic acquisitions turnarounds recapitalizations PIPEs and mature companies.

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

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CoastEdge Partner


United States of America

CoastEdge Partners is an independent private investment office that combines the high service standards of a multifamily office with the investment expertise analytical focus and operational excellence of a global institution. CoastEdge designs and implements global investment strategies for high networth individuals families and foundations that aim to capture the attractive and often uncorrelated risk return potential offered by a broad spectrum of asset classes and strategies.

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

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Convergence Partners


South Africa

We were founded in 2006 and we ve focused on the future ever sinceConvergence Partners founded in 2006 is an investment management firm focused on the TMT sector in Africa. Convergence Partners has a proven track record of developing new investment opportunities as well as actively adding value to investments across the life cycle of ICT assets.As impact investors Convergence Partners brings its skills experience and capital to accelerate communications access and ICT infrastructure development on the Continent focusing on initiatives that increase availability of communications broadband services and new technology offerings to the people of Africa.Convergence Partners is a seasoned pan African private equity player experienced in developing businesses to deliver enhanced returns while underpinning Continental development.

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

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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 Financial Services

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CRE Venture Capital


CRE invests in and partners with visionary entrepreneurs in technology-enabled startup companies in Sub-Saharan Africa. CRE bring the full arsenal of the capital, global relationships, and experience to position the teams they work with for outsized success.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Southern Africa Impact: Capacity Building

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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: Income/Productivity Growth

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D Capital Partners


United States of America

D. Capital is an investment advisory and asset management firm that seeks to facilitate capital flows to underserved countries sectors and beneficiaries particularly those in developing countries.

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

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Danone Communities


France

Danone Communities is to fund and develop local businesses with a sustainable economic model oriented towards social goals reducing poverty and malnutrition. Alongside social entrepreneurs this support goes through both investment via a SICAV general public but also by a technical support through a network of committed experts who convey their experiences.

Type: Corporate Geography: France Impact: Community Development

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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 Information

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Development Partners International African Develop


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Development Partners International is a private equity firm. The firm prefers to invest in manufacturing computer related chemicals and materials medical and life sciences mining electronics services telecoms communications insurance transportation beverages financial institutions pharmaceuticals and hospitals telecommunications food service and agribusinesses consumer goods education engineering and construction sectors.

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

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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 Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Dorm Room Fund


United States of America

Dorm Room Fund invests in student run companies. Your founding team must include at least one full time student (undergraduate or graduate). Some exceptions apply. If you are a recent graduate or within a one year leave of absence talk to us to see if you are eligible.

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

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Draper Fisher Jurvetson


United States of America

DFJ began in 1985 with a focus on early stage companies. A decade ago they added the Growth team dedicated to late stage investing. Today they have two teams investing two funds. Draper Fisher Jurvetson Venture team works with founders in the early phases of company building. Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth team partners with companies entering hyper growth mode. DFJ has backed 26 companies that have each achieved more than $1 billion in realized value through an initial public offering or acquisition.

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

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EA Capital


United Kingdom of Great Britai

EA Capital LLC is a merchant bank specialized in private equity investments in technology IT and the Internet that increase resource efficiency and productivity in the energy water agriculture transportation and forest product industries. EA Capital provides its clients with investment banking venture capital fund management and strategic advisory services to help them capitalize on these investment opportunities. EA Capital is a Katoomba Group member.

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

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Emerging Capital Partners ECP Africa Fund I LLC


United States of America

ECP is a private equity group dedicated to investing in Africa. They are a pan African private equity firm that has raised over US$2 billion for investment across the African continent including the Francophone regions. ECP have put investors capital to work in over 40 countries in all major regions of the continent directly supporting over 50000 jobs. They are a Pan African private equity firm that has raised over $2 billion for investment across the African continent. They have put our investors capital to work in over 40 countries on the continent directly supporting over 50000 jobs. Today our firm has over 15 years of experience investing in Africa. They have made over 60 investments and completed over 30 exits. They have completed deals across a wide variety of sectors including consumer businesses telecommunications financial services natural resources agriculture and utilities and they have a strong portfolio of remaining transactions. With 70% of their employees living and working in seven countries throughout Africa their investment team has a deep reach into African markets. This enables us to gain insight into the regions local economies and ultimately select companies that will deliver returns. They invest in companies that operate in business environments characterized by limited competition or in sectors in which Africa has a comparative advantage or an unmet need. This strategy maintains diversification within ECP s investment portfolio and provides their investors with risk adjusted returns that are generally uncorrelated to the US and other global markets.

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

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Epiqus


Finland

Epiqus is a Finnish impact investing fund manager. Epiqus manages capital to create measurable social and environmental impact alongside financial return. Epiqus' founding vision is that hands on investment management expertise and entrepreneurial talent can be harnessed to address some of the most difficult social and environmental challenges.

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

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Fajr Capital


United Arab Emirates

Fajr Capital is a sovereign backed principal investment firm with a focus on strategic high growth sectors in key Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) markets. Fajr Capital is backed by prominent GCC and ASEAN institutional investors including Abu Dhabi Investment Council Government of Brunei Darussalam Brunei Investment Agency Khazanah Nasional Mohammed Alsubeaei & Sons Investment Company (MASIC) and HSBC among others.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United Arab Emirates Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Felicis Ventures


United States of America

Founded in 2006, Felicis Ventures is a boutique venture capital firm based in Palo Alto. They invest in iconic companies reinventing core markets (Adyen, Credit Karma, Clearslide, Rovio, Shopify), as well as those creating frontier markets (Counsyl, Fitbit, Matterport, Planet Labs, Vicarious). More than 55 Felicis portfolio companies have been acquired or gone public, including Meraki (acquired by Cisco), Twitch (acquired by Amazon), Brightroll (acquired by Yahoo), and Dropcam (acquired by Google).

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

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Fidelity Growth Partners India


India

FGPI aims to make the companies they invest in to be the leaders in their respective industries. They possess a unique mix of global resources, over four decades of global experience building high quality companies and deep industry knowledge. Fidelity Growth Partners India seeks to invest in high quality, high growth companies led by exceptional management teams.

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

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Financiera Desyfin


Costa Rica

Financiera Desyfin is a company that began operations in Costa Rica in 1991. It is regulated by the Central Bank by means of the SUGEF and the SUGEVAL and is dully registered in the National Stock Market. Its line of business is principally focused to the financing of projects and contracts with the Central Government Autonomous Institutions and AAA Companies by means of integrated services such as the issue of bonds financing purchase orders working capital factoring and international services like bank transfers buying and selling of foreign currencies and letters of credit.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: Costa Rica Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Fintech Ventures Fund


United States of America

Fintech Ventures Fund (FVF) is an Atlanta based early stage Venture Capital firm. FVF focuses on investments in emerging potential leaders and quality niche players in the non banking lending and payment spaces.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Americas Impact: Community Development

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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: Income/Productivity Growth

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FMO


Netherlands

We are the Dutch development bank. We support sustainable private sector growth in developing and emerging markets by investing in businesses projects and financial institutions.FMO was founded in 1970 and is a public private partnership with 51% of our shares held by the Dutch State and 49% held by commercial banks trade unions and other members of the private sector. FMO has a triple A rating from both Fitch and Standard & Poor s.

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

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Founders Fund


United States of America

Founders Fund is stage agnostic and has historically invested in a wide variety of sectors including aerospace artificial intelligence advanced computing energy health and consumer Internet. Members of the team have been investors founders and early employees of prominent technology companies including PayPal Facebook Google Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Palantir Technologies.

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

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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: Income/Productivity Growth

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Frog Capital


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Frog invests in Europe s most ambitious growth stage companies. It invests in sectors IT Digital Media & Resource Efficiency. Frog can help develop your strategy in a fast moving market. It target businesses which are growing quickly. Frog invests in high growth scale up stage tech companies in Europe. We only invest in sectors we understand consumer financial and business services. We help companies navigate this phase through our Frog Value Leap approach ensuring they have all capabilities to succeed.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela Impact: Capacity Building

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Fusion Capital


Kenya

Fusion Capital is a Real Estate Developer and Private Equity Firm designed around the needs of local businesses in the emerging economies of East and central Africa. We have presence in Nairobi Kigali Kampala and Dar es Salaam.Currently we are focused on the opportunities of the East African marketplace with plans to expand to the great lakes region and beyond.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Kenya Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Gary Community Investment Company


United States of America

Gary Community Investments which includes the Gary Community Investment Company and The Piton Foundation invests in for profit and philanthropic solutions for Colorado s low income children and their families. Gary Community Investment believe that business and philanthropy can and should work together to create opportunities for those who need it most. By aligning all of the assets with mission they make creative investments that may not only yield a financial return but can also improve the lives of Colorado s children

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

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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: Capacity Building

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Generation Growth Capital


United States of America

Generation Growth Capital Fund I, LP (GGC) is a Milwaukee-based private equity fund. They provide capital to small businesses to support a broad range of growth opportunities and ownership transitions. GGC will partner with solid management teams and provide professional resources and support through their seasoned Operating Advisors.

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

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Gratitude Railroad


Gratitude Railroad was founded in 2013 by Howard Fischer and Eric Jacobsen after attending the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative. Howard a hedge fund CEO and Eric a tech entrepreneur and private equity investor developed Gratitude Railroad to transform traditional capitalism into a force for solving critical environmental and social problems.Gratitude Railroad serves as a community and catalyst for investors to learn discuss and invest across asset classes focused on delivering top tier returns and helping to solve environmental and social challenges. Our community has achieved significant success as investors operators and entrepreneurs across various sectors and stages in the traditional capital markets.

Type: Individual Investor Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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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: Income/Productivity Growth

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GSF


India

GSF is India's first major startup accelerator, built up of 200 investors and 17 entrepreneurs in residence worldwide. International partners include Seedcamp and Dave McClure’s 500 Startups. GSF's mission is to spur frugal innovation for the world by drawing upon the immense potential of technology and human creativity.

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

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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: China, Hong Kong Special Administra Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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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: Mauritius 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: Income/Productivity Growth

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Horizons Ventures


China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

The private investment arm of Mr. Li Ka shing is a leading investor in some of the world s most innovative companies and disruptive technologies including Facebook Waze Spotify Siri DeepMind Improbable Blockstream Impossible Foods and Slack.

Type: Institutional Investor Geography: China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Impact: Access to Financial Services

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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: India Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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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: Singapore Impact: Access to Information

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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: Australia Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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International Finance Corporation


United States of America

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. They help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment providing advisory services to businesses and governments and mobilizing capital in the international financial markets.

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

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Interplay Ventures


United States of America

Interplay Ventures cofounds and invests in companies. The firm is vertically agnostic focusing on disrupting industries through the use of technology and design. Interplay is located in New York City with offices around the country.

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

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Ironwood Capital


United States of America

The owners and employees of Ironwood Capital have devoted the past 25 years to constructing a firm based upon the identification and pursuit of mutually beneficial investment opportunities in middle market companies. They provide the capital that enables the owners and managers of companies to pursue opportunities to maximize the value of their companies.

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

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Jungle Ventures


Jungle Ventures invests in global start-ups that are solving problems relevant to Asia Pacific markets. They currently have investments in US, Singapore, India, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Current portfolio companies include micro-lending platform Milaap, mobile commerce app ShopSpot, and vacations rental site Travelmob which was acquired by Homeaway last year. They work hand in hand with entrepreneurs through a strong advisor and principals network made up primarily of founders and specialist operating partners who can uniquely help their start-up teams with the information and resources they need to grow their ideas and business. They provide early stage investments and business building infrastructure to start-ups as well as operates a seed fund and incubator in Singapore and India, focused on concept to angel level investments.

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

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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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Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure, LLC


United States of America

Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure is an investment firm dedicated to building and owning renewable energy projects for their consistent cash flows and for their direct and positive environmental and social impact. We are currently building a portfolio of solar energy projects, and we also consider wind, hydropower, geothermal and other renewable energy projects. The principals of Kendall Sustainable have over twenty years of combined energy and private investing experience. We typically work with strong regional renewable energy developers to advance projects to a construction ready stage, and then acquire full ownership of the assets just prior to construction. We finance and build out projects and then own them for their long-term, consistent cash yields. Our investment vehicles are Delaware limited partnerships, structured with competitive and investor-favored private equity terms and conditions. Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure is an affiliate of Kendall Investments, LLC, a private equity firm founded in 2004.

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

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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: Income/Productivity Growth

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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: Income/Productivity Growth

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Kukula Capital


Zambia

Kukula Capital is a leading venture finance and private equity firm in Zambia. The company operates under two main business areas: Fund Management and Advisory. They act as fund manager to our two venture funds: Kukula Fund I and Kukula Seed Fund. Through the funds, Kukula Capital invests in Zambian growth companies with capital and expertise. With offices in Lusaka and Solwezi they have a strong local understanding and network which enables Kukula to identify companies with attractive long-term growth prospects, securing a strong deal flow. Their aim is to build a diversified portfolio of investments and provide exceptional financial and social returns for their investors whilst creating long-term value for the portfolio companies. Through their advisory services, they enable investors to invest alongside Kukula Fund investments and allow international companies to penetrate the Zambian market.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Zambia Impact: Community Development

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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 Information

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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: Income/Productivity Growth

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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: United States of America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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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: Income/Productivity Growth

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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: United States of America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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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 Information

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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: China Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Mena Venture Investments


Jordan

Mena Venture Investments (MVI) is an angel fund that invests in early stage startups with strong growth potential in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region and beyond. We work with entrepreneurs to build solid scalable businesses and ensure access to capital at early stages of a venture to fuel their growth. Beyond financial investment MVI offers support through mentorship access to markets networks and clients as well as cross border operational support.

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

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Menlo Ventures


United States of America

Menlo Ventures provides capital for seed through growth technology companies in the consumer and enterprise sectors. For decades, the firm’s market-driven research analysis has led to the identification of and successful exits in innovative technology markets. Notable research areas of investment include Mobile (Siri, Uber, TeleNav), Enterprise Storage (3PAR, Spinnaker Networks, Coraid), Communications (Acme Packet, Cavium Networks), and Consumer (Fab, Tumblr, Carbonite, Roku). Founded in 1976, Menlo’s portfolio includes 70 public companies and more than 100 mergers and acquisitions. Throughout the firm's history, Menlo’s deep network of portfolio entrepreneurs, angels and advisors are a key resource made available to all of our family of investments. Menlo Ventures has $4 billion under management and is currently investing Menlo Ventures XI, a $400 million fund with $20 million allocated to our Menlo Talent Fund for fast seed funding.

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

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MentorTech Ventures


United States of America

MentorTech Ventures is a privately owned and operated, seed- and early-stage venture capital fund that invests in companies from the University of Pennsylvania ecosystem. These companies typically have key founders or managers who are students, faculty members or alumni of the university. Sometimes, the companies are based on intellectual property that originated at Pennsylvania. They primarily focus on investments in the information technology, marketing technology and physical sciences industries, where their experience and their networks allow them to add the most value to companies. They will consider investments in other areas, however, if the company has a sufficiently strong connection to Penn and a strong syndicate of co-investors with deep domain expertise.

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

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Netherlands Development Finance Corporation


Netherlands

FMO (the Netherlands Development Finance Company) is the Dutch development bank. Founded in 1970 FMO supports sustainable private sector growth in developing and emerging markets by investing in ambitious entrepreneurs. FMO believes a strong private sector leads to economic and social development empowering people to employ their skills and improve their quality of life. FMO focuses on three sectors that have high development impact financial institutions energy and agribusiness food & water. Alongside partners FMO also invests in the Infrastructure Manufacturing and Services sectors. With an investment portfolio of EUR 8 billion FMO is one of the larger bilateral private sector development banks globally.

Type: Bank Geography: Europe Impact: Capacity Building

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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: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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New Ventures Mexico


Mexico

New Ventures Mexico promotes sustainable growth in Mexico by supporting and accelerating the transfer of capital to businesses that deliver social and environmental benefits.

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

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NewWorld Capital Group LLC


United States of America

NewWorld Capital Group is a private equity firm investing in the Resource Efficiency/Environmental sector in North America primarily. NewWorld provides growth capital and business assistance to rapidly growing organizations in the Clean energy Energy efficiency Water Reclamation Waste to value and Environmental Products and Services segments.

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

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North Base Media


North Base Media is an investment firm focused on journalistic enterprise and digital-driven opportunities in emerging markets. North Base creates value by bringing top-level international media expertise and capital to invested companies that will benefit from the deep knowledge, reputation and extensive connections of North Base’s partners. North Base accelerates the digital adaptation and financial success of our partner companies, allowing them become recognized leaders in their national markets.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Information

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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 Education

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Peterson Partners


United States of America

Peterson Partners is an independent investment management firm with assets under management across a variety of alternative asset classes. For over 11 years Peterson Partners has been partnering with exceptional entrepreneurs. Peterson Partners have invested in over 150 companies primarily in the US but also Canada Europe Mexico Brazil and India. Peterson Partners has funds allocated across several disciplines Private Equity Seed Stage Venture Search Funds and Real Estate.

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

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PineBridge Investments


United States of America

PineBridge is an independent asset manager with over 60 years of experience in emerging and developed markets. Their globally integrated investment platform offers innovative, core and specialized alpha-oriented solutions across asset allocation, equities, fixed income, private equity and hedge funds. What differentiates us is our integration of on-the-ground investment teams across asset classes, bringing investors the combined benefits of their global fundamental perspectives and analytical insights.

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

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Polaris Partners


United States of America

Polaris Partners invests in exceptional technology and healthcare companies across all stages of their life cycles. With offices in Boston San Francisco and Dublin they partner globally with an unparalleled network of repeat entrepreneurs top scientists and emerging innovators who are making significant contributions in their fields and improving the way in which we live and work.

Type: Other Capital Channels & Intermediaries Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Prelude Ventures


United States of America

Prelude Ventures invests in companies that address the critical need for innovation across the global energy ecosystem. They back exceptional entrepreneurs and management teams addressing large market opportunities that reduce the global economy’s carbon intensity.

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

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Qalaa Holdings


Egypt

Qalaa Holdings is the leading investment company in Africa and the Middle East. Qalaa Holdings build businesses in core industries that will define the regionas future. The 40000 employees of the core subsidiaries and other investments work each day to deliver energy to consumers and businesses alike to provide reliable fuel efficient transportation solutions to grow or manufacture safe healthy food to add value to natural resources and to help build critical national infrastructure.

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

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RobecoSAM


Switzerland

Founded in 1995 RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. It offers asset management indices engagement voting impact analysis sustainability assessments and benchmarking services. Asset management capabilities cater to institutional asset owners and financial intermediaries and cover a range of ESG integrated investments (in public and private equity) featuring a strong track record in resource efficiency theme strategies. Together with S&P Dow Jones Indices RobecoSAM publishes the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). Based on its Corporate Sustainability Assessment an annual ESG analysis of 2800 listed companies RobecoSAM has compiled one of the world s most comprehensive databases of financially material sustainability information.

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

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Runa Capital


United States of America

Runa Capital is an $270M global venture capital fund established to pursue opportunities in the rapidly growing areas of Cloud Computing IT and Mobile Applications. Runa Capital is run by a team of successful serial entrepreneurs most of whom have worked together for over 15 years building tech companies (Parallels Acronis and others). It is a united team with broad geographical and cross industry experience as well as an extensive professional network. Runa Capital investment team members possess an excellent track record in tech investments.

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

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SIMEST


Simest is a financial institution for the development and promotion of Italian enterprises abroad, providing advisory services and investing along Italian companies, consortium and cooperatives that are interested in acquisitions in foreign countries. The firm specializes in direct and fund of fund investments. It specializes in seed/start-up; early, mid and late venture; emerging growth; and growth capital investments. It seeks to acquire minority stakes, both directly and through its managed venture capital funds, in small and medium sized enterprises active in all industrial, commercial and services-related sectors.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Africa Impact:

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Tao Capital Partners


United States of America

Tao Invest, the direct investment entity affiliated with Tao Capital Partners, invests in technology, alternative energy and transportation, healthcare, education, sustainable food & agriculture, consumer, and real estate businesses that have a positive impact. Tao is an active investor with the ability to support companies through various stages of their life-cycle.

Type: Investor Geography: Oceania Impact: Access to Financial Services

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The Abraaj Group


United States of America

We are a global institution investing in growth markets across Africa Asia Latin America the Middle East and Turkey. Finding growing and monetizing investments is what we do and how we do this matters. We believe in the power of partnership capital to grow sustainable businesses and communities. We are not just investors we are business builders.We have developed a purpose built approach for investing in growth markets. Some of the world s most demanding institutions have entrusted us to manage capital on their behalf. We currently manage US$ 10 billion in assets and are focused on investment strategies across private equity private credit impact investing and real estate. By combining deep local reach a global platform and underwriting standards with extensive operating capabilities we generate industry leading returns and create value in market leading companies.We have a dedicated team of operating professionals who work hand in hand with investment teams to actively drive value creation in partner companies helping them institutionalize and grow. Environmental social and governance (ESG) factors are deeply embedded in our investment process a proven value driver in our partner companies. Responsible investing that enhances financial returns is at the core of our philosophy. We aim to leave a positive footprint in our markets and are signatories to the UN backed Principles for Responsible Investment and the United Nations Global Compact.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: South America Impact: Capacity Building

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The Meloy Fund for Sustainable Community Fisheries


United States of America

The Meloy Fund for Sustainable Community Fisheries is a $20M impact investment fund that will incentivize the development and adoption of sustainable fisheries by making debt and equity investments in fishing related enterprises that support the recovery of coastal fisheries in Indonesia and the Philippines. In addition to providing a reasonable financial return the Fund is projected to have a positive impact on the lives of 100000 fishers and their household members and place 1.2 million hectares of coastal habitats under improved management. The Fund is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rare a global conservation organization that has empowered local communities in over 50 countries to shift from being resource users to environmental stewards.

Type: Fund Geography: Indonesia Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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The Osiris Group


The Osiris Group is a boutique private equity firm scaling innovation in frontier markets. We are the financing engine for profitable disruption intentionally building systems of the future rather than the past. A top priority for the firm is allocating patient capital into transformative investments leapfrogging long term development prosperity and growth. Pioneering impact investing in Asia the Group integrates public policy multi disciplinary connectivity and operational leadership creating sovereign alpha while best capturing risk adjusted growth returns.

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

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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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True Wealth Ventures


United States of America

True Wealth Ventures is a venture capital fund investing in women led companies that design develop go to market and scale consumer health and sustainable products and technologies to more efficiently address and solve the next generation of challenges.

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

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Yunus Social Business


Germany

YSB was co founded by Peace Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus Saskia Bruysten and Sophie Eisenmann. The company was spun off from The Grameen Creative Lab (GCL) in 2011 to focus on accelerating and financing social businesses. YSB is active in seven countries where local country teams source coach and mentor entrepreneurs to build solutions from the ground up. YSB subsequently finances the most promising social businesses while also providing post investment support. In doing so YSB grows business that matter.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Uganda Impact: Employment Generation

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Zephyr Management


United States of America

Zephyr Management L.P. is a global emerging markets investment manager specializing in the creation and management of highly focused private equity and marketable securities funds. Founded in 1994 capital commitments to Zephyr funds since inception have been approximately $1.5 billion from a wide variety of investors including family offices endowments foundations pensions multilateral development banks and sovereign wealth funds.

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

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Zurich Alternative Asset Management


United States of America

Formed in January 2006 Zurich Alternative Asset Management (ZAAM) is Zurich Insurance Group s (Zurich s) dedicated alternative asset management platform. As part of Zurich s Investment Management organization the ZAAM alternative investment platform seeks to achieve superior risk adjusted investment returns relative to liabilities. ZAAM invests solely on behalf of Zurich affiliates worldwide providing asset allocation investment selection and investment management across hedge funds private equity and U.S. real estate.

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

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