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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: Access to Financial Services

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500 Mexico City


Mexico

500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund with a network of startup programs headquartered in Silicon Valley. We believe successful internet startups are born from usable design customer focused metrics and online distribution. At 500 Startups we challenge ourselves to also embody those qualities in how we help startups through both our seed fund and our startup accelerator program.We typically invest between $25K $250K USD in our first check however we also make selective follow on investments at Series A/B of up to $1M USD. We also aim to be innovative in our investment model.

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

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500 Startups


United States of America

500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund with a network of startup programs headquartered in Silicon Valley with over $350M in committed capital across 4 main funds and 13 micro funds. We have invested in 1800 technology startups all over the world since our inception in 2010 including Twilio (NYSE TWLO) Credit Karma Grab Udemy Ipsy Talkdesk Intercom MakerBot (acq d by SSYS) Wildfire (acq d by GOOG) and Viki (acq d by Rakuten). Our team of 150 people based in 20 countries manage seed investments across 60 countries and speak over 25 languages.We typically invest between $25K $250K USD in our first check however we also make selective follow on investments at Series A/B of up to $1M USD. We also aim to be innovative in our investment model.

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

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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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Aavishkaar Venture Management Services


India

Founded in 2001 with a vision to catalyse development in India s underserved regions it identifies capable entrepreneurs provides them with capital supplements it with a nurturing environment and helps build sustainable enterprises.Aavishkaar s big innovation is the adoption of venture capital methodology to serve the lowincome market segment by creating scalable enterprises. Aavishkaar s founding team faced the challenge of modifying the investing methodology followed in the Silicon Valley. Funding in the Valley typically focused on new technologies and breakthroughs in intellectual property. Back home Aavishkaar had to adapt it to brick and mortar investing in hinterland and rural geographies with a target clientele that had a tiny wallet. At the same time reasonable returns had to be delivered to investors. This meant that Aavishkaar with its limited capital and resources had to find a large number of startup companies scattered across underdeveloped regions and then invest small amounts of capital in them.

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

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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: Community Development

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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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Alitheia Capital


Nigeria

Alitheia Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in providing early stage growth capital/working capital and mezzanine capital. It seeks to invest in seed start up emerging and transforming microfinance institutions. It typically invests in the financial services clean energy and housing sectors to enable access to finance housing and energy for low income households and for growing small businesses.

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

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Alliance of Angels


United States of America

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

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

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Anthem Venture Partners


United States of America

Anthem Venture Partners provides the necessary resources to enhance the development of emerging technology companies by providing financial investment operational and management advice and access to their network of professional relationships.

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

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Arete Corporation


United States of America

Arete Corporation has been managing venture capital funds focused on energy technologies since 1983. The five Utech Funds addressed ventures related to the needs and interests of the electric and gas utility industries and the Micro Generation Technology Fund made investments in small scale electric generation technologies.

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

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Artha India Ventures


India

Artha India Ventures' league of member Angel Investors mentor and invest in nascent ventures with business ideas that create value by participating in the entrepreneurial process. AIV have invested in more than 47 start ups and has diversified portfolio ranging from last minute hotel bookings (HotelsAroundYou.com) to classes aggregators (FindUrClass.com) cosmetic ecommerce (Purplle.com) and at home salon services (The Home Salon). From microfinance credit rating platforms (Inventure) to online interview platforms (Talview) electronic repair & insurance companies (PickMeIndia.com) Cloud Telephone (Exotel.com) and Cab Aggregators (BookMyCab.com) the portfolio has it all.

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

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Aspada Investment Advisors


India

Aspada provides patient capital to entrepreneurs reinventing fundamental services for hundreds of millions of Indians. Our experienced cross functional team manages over $100 million in capital and has a demonstrated track record of success in identifying investing in and exiting early stage investments in India.The Aspada approach has been to invest in home grown business models that address the unmet needs of the middle of the pyramid by adopting a full stack approach. Our portfolio of 14 investments across agriculture healthcare financial services education logistics employability and technology led SME enablement platforms showcases Aspada s commitment to solving India s hardest problems in a capital efficient manner at scale.In addition Aspada acts as the investment advisor to the SONG Fund (an acronym for the fund's LP Soros Economic Development Fund Omidyar Network and Google)

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

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Atlas Venture


United States of America

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

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

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Avalon Ventures


United States of America

Avalon s long standing and successful focus has been on seed and early stage companies including many it formed in the life science and information technology sectors. They believe this is the most challenging and rewarding period of company creation they are former entrepreneurs driven by passionate people pursuing disruptive ideas in ever changing market environments.

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

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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: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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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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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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BDC Venture Capital


Canada

With more than $1 billion under management and almost 30 years experience their venture capital investment professionals know what it takes to help Canadian entrepreneurs realize the full potential of their ideas for themselves and for their backers.In fact we are the largest and most active early stage technology venture investor in Canada working with promising entrepreneurs and private sector investors to build outstanding Canadian companies.The fact is we have the financial capacity to support promising high growth potential technology ventures throughout their development cycle. Through patient investment and value added support our mandate is to help create and grow innovative Canadian companies that generate value and prosperity.

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

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Bee Partners


United States of America

Bee Partners works with passionate entrepreneurs possessing deep market insights. Bee Partners are frequently the first outside capital into a pre Seed company. Bee Partners also invest at the Seed stage helping to refer reference customers capital sources strategic insights leadership support and more. At Bee Partners they're ready and eager to slog through the various tribulations of entrepreneurship and help founders produce efficient elegant and lasting companies that create or meaningfully change customer experiences.

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

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Betaspring


United States of America

Betaspring is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator program for technology and design entrepreneurs who are ready to launch a company and change the world. Investment :$0-$20,000. Competitive entrepreneurial teams from around the world come to Providence, RI, for our intensive thirteen-week program during which, we help them transform into functional, fundable companies by providing mentorship, kickoff funding, and immersion in an intense startup community of jet propelled entrepreneurs.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: North America Impact: Access to Education

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Beyond Capital Fund


United States of America

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

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: India Impact: Capacity Building

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Braemare Energy Ventures


United States of America

Braemar Energy Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in early mid late and expansion stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in technology and communications opportunities in the energy sector with a focus on energy technology clean fuel processes advanced power conversion clean fuel storage electrical and mechanical storage pollution control management and energy efficiency power electronics and power semiconductors and information technology and energy communications (Energy Intelligent Networks). Within the clean fuel processes it targets efficient natural gas extraction hydrogen extraction from renewable and non renewable sources and bio fuels waste fuels and clean coal processes.

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

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Bull City Venture Partners (BCVP)


United States of America

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

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

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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: Access to Financial Services

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Capital Indigo


Mexico

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

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

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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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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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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: Other Social Impact Objective

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Clean Pacific Ventures


United States of America

Founded in 2006 Clean Pacific Ventures invests in promising early stage clean technology companies. Clean Pacific Ventures invest across a broad platform of capital efficient businesses that address the efficient use of energy and natural resources while improving the quality of land water and air.

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

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Co-Emergence Capital


United States of America

Emergence Capital Partners based in San Mateo Calif. is the leading venture capital firm focused on early and growth stage Enterprise SaaS companies. Emergence partners have funded and helped build more than 50 SaaS companies more than any other early stage venture firm. Emergence Capital has assets of over $600 million under management.

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

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Commerce Ventures


United States of America

At Commerce Ventures our mission is to help entrepreneurs who are innovating in the retail and financial technology fields. This begins with the capital we invest but we only invest when we believe we can be strategically relevant and helpful to our portfolio companies. Most often this means leveraging our network of relationships to help companies find more customers distribution partners advisors or even key executives. Our investors are a unique and strategic blend of leading entrepreneurs senior executives and large corporations operating in our focus sectors mobile retail payments and digital marketing.

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

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Commons Capital Management


United States of America

Commons Capital Management LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage companies. It does not invest in companies involved in producing unsafe products or services including tobacco alcohol gambling weapons and nuclear power. The firm seeks to invest in energy including clean energy environment education and healthcare sectors. The firm also considers companies that are owned or managed by women and minorities and that can enhance community development and international sustainability. It also provides indirect investments with other venture capital funds. Commons Capital Management LLC is based in Brookline Massachusetts.

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

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Community Development VC Alliance (CDVCA) Central


United States of America

CDVCA is the network for the field of community development venture capital (CDVC) investing. CDVC funds provide equity capital to businesses in underinvested markets seeking market rate financial returns as well as the creation of good jobs wealth and entrepreneurial capacity. CDVCA promotes the field by combining advocacy education communications and best practice dissemination through conferences and workshops. CDVCA makes its expertise available to CDVC funds by providing consulting services and technical assistance.

Type: Investor Network Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development

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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: Capacity Building

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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 Information

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COOLHOUSE LABS


United States of America

Coolhouse Labs is an early stage tech venture fund accelerator. Kinda like summer camp for startups but with less bug bites. run two programs each year Summer Camp for Startups in Northern Michigan and Winters in Ann Arbor. Spend the summer lakeside focusing on nothing but building a great product and launching your company. $50k in funding for 6% Free Housing 70 mentors 12 weeks in the Lab design product development resources and over $200k in perks the opportunity for follow on funding.

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

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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 Information

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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: Access to Financial Services

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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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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: Capacity Building

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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: Income/Productivity Growth

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DN Capital


United Kingdom of Great Britai

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

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

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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: Americas Impact: Capacity Building

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Draper Triangle Ventures


United States of America

Draper Triangle is a Venture Capital Firm that partners with the Midwest’s most extraordinary entrepreneurs who set out to change the world. Founded in 1999, Draper Triangle has invested in some of the Midwest’s most successful startups including TOA Technologies, Renal Solutions, BodyMedia, CardioInsight, and Carnegie Learning. DTVC partners with early stage companies to create iconic and disruptive businesses in emerging markets including software, digital media, robotics and medical devices.

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

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Epic Venture Partners


United States of America

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

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

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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: Community Development

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eVA Fund


Netherlands

eVA Fund is dedicated to mobilize capital and experience in the Netherlands/Europe to invest in small and medium sized African internet related companies. eVA Fund focusses on development in terms of capital and business development support i.e. knowledge experience access to proven business concepts/applications and network.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Africa Impact: Employment Generation

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ExSight Capital


United States of America

Exsight capital is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage impact investments in innovative ophthalmic diagnostic and treatment solutions. The firm consists of 2 accomplished retinal surgeons and a team of investment professionals that have partnered to address the need for funding early stage ophthalmic focused companies. The firm seeks investments in biotechnology medical devices pharmaceuticals and software solutions in ophthalmology.

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

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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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Firelake Capital


United States of America

Firelake Capital Management is a fund with a hybrid portfolio of private and public investments in information technology energy technology and material science. The public holdings focus on technological innovation and scalability for self funding. The private companies develop Edge technologies to meet future fundamental needs.

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

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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 Information

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Floodgate Fund


United States of America

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

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

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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: Access to Information

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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: Access to Financial Services

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Garage Technology Ventures, LLC


United States of America

Garage Technology Ventures is a seed and early stage venture capital fund.Garage Technology Ventures invest in extraordinary entrepreneurs with unique technologies that will define the next era of innovation. Garage Technology Ventures take a hands on approach from the very beginning partnering with talented entrepreneurs to transform their vision into reality.

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

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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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Gibraltar Ventures


United States of America

Gibraltar Ventures is the Innovation Lab and Venture Capital Group of Prudential helping you pursue your passions and achieve your ambitions free from financial concerns.

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

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Golden Mean Capital Partners


United States of America

Golden Mean Capital Partners is a privately owned investment company founded to build vibrant agribusiness ecosystems across Africa. Golden Mean invests in and supports extraordinary entrepreneurs with the potential passion and creativity needed to transform agricultural industries. Golden Mean s targeted investments operate across the agribusiness value chain they are complementary and together they work to address the many challenges of African agriculture.

Type: Corporate Geography: Africa Impact: Employment Generation

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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: Access to Financial Services

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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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Greycroft Partners


United States of America

Greycroft Partners is a leading venture capital firm focused on investments in the Internet and mobile markets. With offices in the two media capitals of the world - New York and Los Angeles – Greycroft is uniquely positioned to serve entrepreneurs who have chosen us as their partners. Greycroft leverages an extensive network of media and technology industry connections to help entrepreneurs gain visibility, build strategic relationships, successfully bring their products to market, and build successful businesses.

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

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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: Income/Productivity Growth

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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: Access to Financial Services

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Healthbox


United States of America

Healthbox stimulates innovation, enabling entrepreneurial success while creating a collaborative, global ecosystem to catalyze advances in healthcare. The Healthbox four-month accelerator program finds great companies and passionate healthcare entrepreneurs, helping them understand the healthcare industry and build a sustainable and profitable business. With operations in Boston, Chicago, Jacksonville, Nashville and London, Healthbox has supported 55 companies across the healthcare industry.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United Kingdom Impact: Health Improvement

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Heart Capital


South Africa

Heart Capital is a boutique social investment company based in Cape Town South Africa. They work in partnership with heart South Africa s first social enterprise incubator. Their goal is to drive significant social change in a financially sustainable way. They achieve this by combining the humanitarian mindset of philanthropy the value creating capacity of entrepreneurship and the time proven model of venture capital.

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

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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 Information

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Hillhouse Capital


China

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

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

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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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idacapita


Turkey

idacapita is an alternative asset management platform having venture capital / SME Growth funds in the portfolio. idacapita investors are distinguished international institutional investors, financial institutions and business savvy individuals. idacapita typical deal size is from 500K to 2,5 M EUR per year into a single company, minority investment, into broad range of SMEs and start-ups which have sound business models and potential to create an expected return for the investors.

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

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Impact First Investments


Israel

Impact First Investments is the first Israeli investment firm specifically designed to leverage local technology and innovation to create global social impact while earning market rate returns. By exclusively investing in socially driven Israeli start ups the firm is uniquely positioned at the crossroads between global social challenges and the technological solutions that address them.

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

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Impact Ventures UK (IVUK)


United Kingdom of Great Britai

Impact Ventures UK (IVUK) is a growth capital impact fund managed by LGT Venture Philanthropy (LGT VP) and launched in partnership with Berenberg. They have seen the emergence of innovative and competitive business models being developed to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged individuals in the UK. IVUK was founded to invest in and support these enterprises. They are focused on delivering and measuring social impact through a professionalised framework established over the last seven years by LGT VP across the globe.

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

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IncuVest


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

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

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Index Ventures


United Kingdom of Great Britai

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

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

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Infocomm Investments


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

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

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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: Greece Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Intel Capital Diversity Fund


United States of America

Whether you're seed stage or ready for growth Intel Capital can help take it to the next level. Since 1991 Intel Capital has invested US$12.2 billion in 1480 companies worldwide and 627 portfolio companies have gone public or been acquired.

Type: Fund Geography: Global 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: Access to Information

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Invariantes Fund


Guatemala

Invariantes Fund is an early stage venture fund investing in technology companies that leverage software as infrastructure. The fund is based in Guatemala City and invests in the United States and Latin America.

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

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iStarter


Italy

iStarter is an innovative business incubator/accelerator that provides cutting-edge coaching to startuppers through its unrivalled network of partners and senior advisors. They strive to connect ideas with high potential to the global market for opportunities and investments.

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

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JCS Investments


Ghana

JCS Investments Limited is a leading wholesale microfinance equity fund adviser in Ghana. The social investment philosophy, that aim to work with socially responsible MFIs that provide well tailored products designed to strengthen the economic prospects of the poor.

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

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JMK Consumer Growth Partners


United States of America

JMK Consumer Growth Partners makes growth capital investments in high growth branded consumer businesses. We have created a unique investment platform that enables us to identify exceptional entrepreneurs and founders and then use our experience and resources to serve as a value added thought partner to them.Beyond our capital investment we make a significant time investment in each of our portfolio companies in order to help young consumer brands achieve ever high levels of success and to maximize value for all shareholders.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America 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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K9 Ventures


United States of America

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

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

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Kalaari Capital


India

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

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

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Kapor Capital


United States of America

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

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

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Klass Capital


Canada

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

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

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Krillion Ventures


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

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

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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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Launchpad Venture Group


United States of America

Launchpad looks for innovative, technology-driven startup companies addressing a significant market opportunity where their investment can make a difference. They introduce entrepreneurs to potential investors through business plan presentations at monthly meetings. Launchpad Venture Group consists of individual angel investor members interested in achieving superior returns by financing privately held companies at an early stage of development. Launchpad is the largest angel investing group in the Northeast and one of the top three most active groups in the United States in both deal volume and dollars invested. They have a broad base of active members from a variety of backgrounds and professions, including high-technology, financial services, industry, life sciences and healthcare. It is well connected to potential customers, service providers, partners and future sources of financing.

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

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Lazerow Ventures


United States of America

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

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

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Leaf Investments


Ireland

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

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

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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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Lester Center for Entrepreneurship


United States of America

The Lester Center for Entrepreneurship is internationally recognized for providing leading edge entrepreneurship education and scholarly research in innovation at the hub of the UC Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area’s collaborative, multidisciplinary startup community. Their offerings include Steve Blank’s Lean LaunchPad class, the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps, their partnership with the Skydeck Accelerator plus many more. They are an integral part of the innovation ecosystem at UC Berkeley.

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

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Lightbank


United States of America

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

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

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London Venture Partners


United Kingdom of Great Britai

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

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

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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: Access to Financial Services

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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: India Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Maveron


United States of America

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

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

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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 Financial Services

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Mercury Fund


United States of America

Mercury Fund is an early stage venture capital firm. With over $200 million under management Mercury focuses on entrepreneurs and technology innovation originating in the U.S. Midcontinent. Mercury Fund investment themes target SaaS Cloud and Data Science/AI platforms that make the industrial ecosystems of Middle America more competitive and efficient. Over a decade ago Mercury recognized the rise of entrepreneurs and innovation in the underinvested Midcontinent.

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

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Meritech Capital Partners


United States of America

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

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

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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: Income/Productivity Growth

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NC IDEA


United States of America

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

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

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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 Markets Venture Partners


United States of America

New Markets Venture Partners is a leading early stage venture capital firm that invests in and actively assists innovative education business services and information technology companies. The New Markets Team has decades of experience investing in and building high growth companies and benefits from the wisdom tenacity and vision of founders of a highly successful public company and one of the U.S. s premier venture firms. Their team has proprietary relationships with centers of innovation and particular domain expertise around education and technology. They are pride as being entrepreneur friendly and they work to add value before during and after the investment process.

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

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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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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: Oceania Impact: Access to Information

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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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Omnivore Partners


India

Omnivore Partners is a venture fund investing in early stage agricultural technology (agtech) companies in India. Omnivore supports agtech businesses that are developing solutions to improve farm productivity support agricultural sustainability and modernize agribusiness supply chains.

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

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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: Americas Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Oregon Angel Fund


United States of America

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

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

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Patamar Capital


United States of America

Patamar Capital exists to open up better opportunities for Asia s underserved communities so they can improve their lives. We invest in and support visionary entrepreneurs solving South and Southeast Asia s most pervasive problems at scale

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Sri Lanka Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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Phoenix Venture Partners


United States of America

We look for transformative Advanced Materials innovations including novel engineered materials new device architectures and advanced process technologies and tools. We invest in innovations that enable entirely new products dramatic performance improvements of existing products enhanced efficiency and/or greener manufacturing processes for major industries such as Consumer Electronics Drug Delivery Chemicals Energy Generation Energy Storage Solar Water and Building Materials to name a few.

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

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Physic Ventures


United States of America

Physic Ventures provides capital and support to entrepreneurs focused on building exceptional science based consumer directed health and sustainable living companies. Physic Ventures approach capitalizes on the major economic social and political trends shaping the rapidly evolving landscape of personal and planetary health.

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

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Point Nine Capital


Germany

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

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

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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: Asia 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: Access to Financial Services

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Quotidian Ventures


United States of America

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

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

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Reach Capital


United States of America

Reach supports the most promising entrepreneurs developing technology solutions for challenges in early childhood K 12 and higher education. Reach Capital invests in early stage tech tools applications content and services to improve education opportunities for all children. The Fund also acts as a catalyst inspiring and enabling traditional and non traditional investors to provide capital to the fast growing ed tech market.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Education

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Red Swan Ventures


United States of America

Red Swan is a seed stage venture capital firm investing in customer centric culture generating and disruptive entrepreneurs. They are based in New York New York.

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

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Renewal Funds


Canada

Renewal Funds is a mission venture capital firm investing in early growth stage companies in Canada and the United States. We add value for entrepreneurs through capital networks and expertise. We deliver above market returns for our partners while catalyzing positive social and environmental change.

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

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Rianta Capital


Rianta Capital Zurich is a single Family Office based in Zurich with offices in the United Kingdom that provide investment advice and management support to the trusts and investment companies associated with the Principal Family.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Rothenberg Ventures


United States of America

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

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

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RRE Ventures


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

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

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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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Sequoia Capital


United States of America

Sequoia Capital is an American venture capital firm. The firm is located in Menlo Park California and mainly focuses on the technology industry. It has backed companies that now control $1.4 trillion of the combined stock market value.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact:

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Seven Peaks Ventures


United States of America

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

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

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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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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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Sitra


Finland

Finnish National Fund is the future of an organization that works to Finland's competitiveness and promote the welfare of the Finns. They anticipate social change looking for promote new operating models and stimulate businesses aimed at sustainable well being. The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra is a future oriented organization That promotes Finland's Competitiveness and the well being of the Finnish people. They also anticipate societal change try out new operating models and Accelerate business activities Aimed at creating sustainable well being.

Type: Government Geography: Europe Impact: Community Development

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SV Angel


United States of America

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

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

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The Africa Group


The Africa Group is an advisory and research start-up firm focused on the continent of Africa. Due to its singular focus, deep networks and geographic expertise, The Africa Group offers on the ground market intelligence and a unique perspective in investing across the Continent. As a start-up, our immediate focus is to deliver innovative and pioneering research which intersect the financial, political and macro-economic landscapes of the Continent. As a group, they hold a positive outlook for development of African enterprise and its integration into the world economy.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Africa 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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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 Social Entrepreneurs' Fund (TSEF)


United States of America

Founded in 2011 and based in New York City TSEF identifies strong entrepreneurs with proven business models with the intention of infusing capital into under served markets. Leveraging an investment committee of industry recognized investors and entrepreneurs TSEF is able to catalyze capital and offer access to a broad multi industry network of advisors in order to create powerful and sustainable forces of change.

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

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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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Trinity Ventures


United States of America

Trinity Ventures is a top tier venture capital firm combining business insight practical expertise and a personal touch to help start ups win big. For over eleven funds Trinity has helped passionate entrepreneurs with breakthrough ideas transform markets and lives. Trinity's investment team takes a collaborative approach and believes in personal engagement mutual respect and goal alignment to deliver out sized returns to entrepreneurs and investors. The firm invests in early stage technology companies with emphases on Cloud and Mobile Infrastructure Software as a Service Digital Media and Social and Mobile Commerce.

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

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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: Women and Girls

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Unitus Seed Fund


IN

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

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: South-Eastern Asia Impact: Community Development

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UnternehmerTUM-Fonds


Germany

UnternehmerTUM is about innovation and cutting edge technologies. They invest in high technology startups in Information and Communication Medical Engineering and CleanTech. UnternehmerTUM are committed to building up high growth companies for global markets and pursue our goal with passion and professionalism.

Type: Fund Geography: Germany Impact: Capacity Building

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VestedWorld


United States of America

VestedWorld is an investment fund focused on investing in early stage companies within emerging markets that are in industries that are core to any growing economy (e.g. manufacturing agribusiness packaged goods etc.). Currently we have six portfolio companies in four countries (Kenya Uganda Nigeria Ghana) and are seeking to grow our portfolio in East and West Africa with a long term goal of expanding to other emerging and developing markets. We seek to invest in companies that if successful will have significant impact on their communities and home economies. Additionally VestedWorld is cultivating an online community of angel investors ( VestedAngels ) that invest alongside us in these early stage companies with the goal of catalyzing overall investment into our focus geographies through investor education and experiences.

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

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Yaletown Venture Partners


United States of America

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

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

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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: Access to Energy

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