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Impact Investors Tag: Technology 33

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1871


United States

Founded in 2012 1871 was created to support Chicago s digital startup community. Since that time it has become the hub for the city s thriving technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Today 1871 is the home of more than 400 early stage high growth digital startups. Located in The Merchandise Mart this 150000 square foot facility is also the headquarters of nationally recognized accelerators industry specific incubators tech talent schools the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition the state s leading technology advocate a number of Chicago based VCs and satellite offices for Northwestern University University of Illinois University of Chicago Loyola University Chicago Illinois Institute of Technology DeVry University and DePaul University.

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

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4energy


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

4energy Ltd. was acquired by 4NG Limited. 4energy Ltd. develops energy cooling systems and platforms for telecommunications and equipment rooms data centers and monitoring and control systems in equipment rooms. The company develops SMARTset which is a IoT platform that offers connectivity analysis and control across industrial and commercial asset types and focuses on the industrial and commercial built environment such as communication rooms base stations data centers and demand side response initiatives.

Type: Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela Impact: Access to Energy

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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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Band of Angels


United States of America

Band of Angels is a venture capital firm specializing in start up seed series A and early stage investments. It does not invest in non high technology startups. The firm seeks to invest in high technology companies with a focus on internet web services life science biotechnology software energy communications semiconductor telecom and networking. It primarily targets companies located within the Silicon Valley. The firm may also consider investments in the Louisiana and San Diego areas.

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

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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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BongoHive


Zambia

BongoHive, based in Lusaka, Zambia, was set up in May 2011. BongoHive is Zambia’s first Technology and Innovation hub that empowers aspiring entrepreneurs to address the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow, through technology, innovation and the power of business.

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

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Boundary Impact Ventures


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

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California Technology Council (CTC)


United States of America

The California Technology Council (CTC) is a technology trade association serving innovators from all industry sectors in the state of California. Every day CTC delivers value through a set of member benefits essential to running a technology company. CTC looks for opportunities to support business development and access to markets for members through its initiatives events and content. CTC advocates for an aspirational Innovation Agenda for California.

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

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Capital Innovators


United States of America

Capital Innovators provides tech startups with the funding, resources, and connections they need to reach the next level. The Capital Innovators Accelerator Program provides $50,000 in seed funding, project-based mentorship from a seasoned pool of knowledgeable entrepreneurs, stellar perks, networking, and follow-on funding opportunities over the course of 12 weeks.

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

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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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Convergence Ventures


Indonesia

Convergence Ventures is an early stage technology venture fund focused on investing in Indonesia s digital disruptors. The fund is led by Partners Adrian Li and Donald Wihardja who are seasoned professionals with extensive operating experience in Internet and Mobile businesses in emerging markets. Convergence leverages its industry insights support services and global network to empower exceptional founders to build disruptive and impactful businesses for Indonesia and the South East Asia region.

Type: Fund Geography: Indonesia Impact: Access to Financial Services

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CoVenture


United States of America

CoVenture invests in early stage tech enabled startups. We invest pre seed venture capital and build software for the companies we invest in. We also manage a direct lending fund that provides debt capital to alternative lending platforms enabling them to finance the loans they originate.

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

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D3Jubilee


Republic of Korea

With an aim to build a fair and sustainable world for the next generation D3 invests in and supports startups improving lives of a neglected class of people.We discover technology based companies with innovative business ideas to address significant social issues and narrow socio economic gaps. We particularly pay attention to entrepreneurs who create excellent user experiences and build business models of high growth potential in the following impact areas

Type: Individual Investor Geography: United States of America Impact: Equality & Empowerment/Minorities/Previously Excluded Populations

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Fast Forward


United States of America

Fast Forward accelerates technology nonprofits via a flagship accelerator program and Tech for Good initiatives. Fast Forward flagship accelerator program is designed exclusively for nonprofits using technology to improve the world via innovations in health human rights education and the environment. Organizations receive seed funding to support early growth a training program including speakers and mentors and a Demo Day in San Francisco to connect with philanthropists and foundations.

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

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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: Access to Financial Services

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Grameen Bank


United States of America

Grameen Foundation is a global nonprofit organization that brings innovative and sustainable solutions to the fight against poverty and hunger. Together with local partners we equip families women and smallholder farmers with resources and services that expand financial inclusion strengthen resilience enhance health and improve livelihoods.

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

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Green Alpha Advisors


United States of America

Green Alpha s investment philosophy is straight forward don t invest in companies that cause global systemic risks instead invest in the solutions. That s the Next Economy.We have been redefining asset management since 2007 by investing in the Next Economy one in which solutions to our greatest systemic risks drive economic growth. Our economic thesis predicates that the global economy is moving to minimize the global primary systemic risks that have the power to undermine the economy s ecological and social underpinnings and therefore economic growth. These myriad threats can largely be placed within three major risk groups climate change resource scarcity and widening inequality. To arrive at a zero risk economy that allows the global economy to thrive indefinitely without succumbing to these threats it is necessary to both address systemic risks directly and increase economic efficiencies. As British environmental economist Nicholas Stern has said Strong investment in sustainable infrastructurethat s the growth story of the future. This will set off innovation discovery much more creative ways of doing things. This is the story of growth which is the only one available because any attempt at high carbon growth would self destruct. Carefully selected sustainable investments will benefit from these trends. In order to positively impact the economy institutions families and individuals can invest in public companies that are driving these trends. This does not mean companies that are publishing glossy sustainability reports or only marginally reducing the carbon footprint of their operations but firms that have made it their purpose to enable a thriving world with an indefinitely sustainable economy.Overall we believe that long term success as an asset manager requires that one cannot hold the causes of systemic risk since they will continue to fall out of favor over the long term. Fossil fuels and fossil powered generation provide prime examples. We see fossil fuel generation owners as poor long term holdings for two reasons. First they contribute to long term systemic risks such as climate change and resource (water soil oceans property values etc.) degradation and as such are very unlikely to persist as popularly supported economic assets over the medium and especially long term. Second we don't own them because they are decreasingly economically competitive. Within energy we only hold pure play renewables holdings that are carefully selected based on solid fundamentals and good growth for price.In addition we believe that innovation (often technology leveraged) provides more efficient and sustainable means of effecting legacy economic functions. This in turn paves the clearest path to long term competitive portfolio performance. As streamlined economically productive and risk mitigating approaches within each sector advance these companies will exhibit faster growth as they continue to gain market share from their legacy predecessors.Green Alpha s strategies offer allocations that decisively move assets away from major downside risks toward innovative economic solutions to these environmental social and economic risks. This shift is a forward looking strategy that simultaneously avoids these risks and enables exposure to the most exciting growth areas of the global economy.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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Kapor Center for Social Impact


United States of America

The Kapor (pronounced KAY-por) Center for Social Impact relentlessly pursues creative strategies that will leverage information technology for positive social impact. They primarily work with underrepresented communities, focusing on gap-closing endeavors.

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

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LAUNCH


LAUNCH is a global initiative to identify and support the innovative work poised to contribute to a sustainable future and accelerate solutions to meet urgent challenges facing our society. NASA, USAID, Department of State, and NIKE joined together to form LAUNCH in early 2010 in an effort to identify, showcase and support innovative approaches to global challenges through a series of forums. LAUNCH searches for visionaries, whose world-class ideas, technologies or programs show great promise for making tangible impacts on society.

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

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Navam Capital


India

Navam Capital is a venture capital firm focused on making seed and early stage investments in Energy Technology and Health Care. Navam Capital invest in transformational innovation driven ventures assisting companies in translating technology from concept to product. By partnering with companies early and adding substantial value through the formative stages of a venture Navam supports entrepreneurs in laying the foundations for growth and accelerates market success for break through innovations. Navam Capital is the venture capital arm of GPSK Investment Group.Navam seeks to invest in technology companies pursuing breakthrough innovation in large markets.

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

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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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Nexus Venture Partners


United States of America

They are the go to thought partners for our entrepreneurs. They operate as one team one firm. Their companies have access to the entire Nexus team in Silicon Valley and India for strategic guidance team building and opening doors to potential customers and partners.We partner with exceptional entrepreneurs in the US and India. Their team comprises ex entrepreneurs who are strong bottom up thinkers and sleeves rolled up operators. With decades of experience in building and funding globally leading companies we manage USD 1.2 billion across funds. Our footprint in world's two leading markets positions us uniquely with global insights and ability to serve entrepreneurs.

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

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OCA Ventures


United States of America

OCA Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on equity investments in companies with dramatic growth potential primarily in technology and highly scalable services businesses. OCA invests in many industries with a preference for financial services and for profit education. Over the last decade OCA has invested three funds in over 40 companies

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

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Opinno


Spain

Opinno is a global innovation consultancy. They transform organizations through design, prototyping and validation of new products, services and business models, using lean development and open innovation methodologies.

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

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Primary Venture Partners


United States of America

Primary Venture Partners formerly known as High Peaks Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital fund based in NYC. The firm is run by Brad Svrluga and Ben Sun who have a combined 30 year track record as successful investors and operators. We make seed investments in industry transforming technology companies and reserve capital to follow our initial investments across multiple financings. We focus on NYC and the Northeast leveraging proximity to closely support our founders and connect portfolio companies to each other.

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

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Quartz


United States of America

Quartz is a digitally native news outlet born in 2012 for business people in the new global economy. Quartz publish bracingly creative and intelligent journalism with a broad worldview built primarily for the devices closest at hand tablets and mobile phones.

Type: Corporate Geography: Americas Impact: Access to Information

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RockHealth


United States of America

Rock Health supports innovators working at the intersection of healthcare and technology. Founded in 2010 Rock Health supports health entrepreneurs through a startup accelerator open source research and public events.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Northern America Impact: Health Improvement

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Science Center Port Business Incubator


United States

Founded in 1963, the Science Center is the oldest and largest urban research park in the United States. We support technology commercialization and technology-based economic development on our campus and in the Greater Philadelphia region. Our 31 nonprofit shareholders include many of the distinguished colleges, universities, hospitals, and research institutions located throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

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

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Seedstars


Switzerland

Seedstars is a global organisation with activities in key emerging markets. Seedstars connect stakeholders within these ecosystems build companies from scratch with our public and private partners and invest in the top entrepreneurs. Through the different activities of startup scouting company building and acceleration programs they now have access to entrepreneurs investors incubators corporates and government officials.

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

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Silicon Badia


Jordan

Silicon Badia is a venture capital company which invests in technology startups in Jordan the Middle East and the U.S. and works to connect entrepreneurs companies and investors from these regions. Backed by Accelerator Technology Holdings one of the Middle East's first institutional venture capital investors Silicon Badia was founded in 2011 and is currently deploying two primary funds Badia Impact Fund focused on Jordan and the Middle East and Badia Outreach Fund focused on the U.S.

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

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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: Global Impact: Access to Financial Services

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The Founder Institute


United States of America

The Founder Institute is an early stage startup accelerator and global launch network that helps entrepreneurs create meaningful and enduring technology companies. Through a part time four month program existing and prospective founders can launch their dream company with expert training feedback and support from experienced startup CEOs while not being required to quit their day job.

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

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VLab


United States of America

VLAB is the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum a non profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth and success of high tech entrepreneurial ventures by connecting ideas technology and people. They provide a forum for San Francisco and Silicon Valley s leading entrepreneurs industry experts venture capitalists private investors and technologists to exchange insights about how to effectively grow high tech ventures amidst dynamic market risks and challenges. In a world where markets change at breakneck speed knowledge is a critical source of competitive advantage. Their forums provide an excellent opportunity to network and learn about pivotal business issues emerging industries and the latest technologies.

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

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