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AngelVest was founded by a group of professionals who saw a shortage of institutions in China helping entrepreneurs think about their businesses in a formalized way. This gap afforded angel investors the opportunity to seek and pursue investment opportunities in China s startup domain. The AngelVest Steering Committee aspires to cultivate a Chinese ecosystem wherein entrepreneurs can find value added early stage investors with a strong desire to help local startups. AngelVest General Members participate by helping our organization source and evaluate investment opportunities and by providing strategic counsel to companies that join the AngelVest portfolio. While our members all share a passion for investing and working with entrepreneurs one of our objectives is to provide economic incentives to encourage active participation by the General Membership. While still a relatively young organization AngelVest has garnered significant attention and support from leading professionals in Shanghai Beijing and Hong Kong.
|Type: Investor Network||Geography: Asia||Impact: Income/Productivity Growth|
United States of America
Astia s model is designed to change the way our ecosystem looks at and evaluates high potential organizations increasing the recognition of and investment into women entrepreneurs and their teams.Astia identifies high potential companies through our personalized referral system moves them through our multi step Expert Sift towards possible investor presentation links them to advisors and resources as needed and shares them with our Astia Angels network.Through the synergies of Astia Astia Angels and the Astia Fund select companies poised for high growth delivery are provided capital runway via initial and follow on venture investment. Astia Access Programs including the Venture Lunch Series that ensure success by increasing investment opportunity and providing access to expertise & networks. Thought leadership around inclusive innovation. Astia Angels Founded in 2013 Astia Angels is comprised of a global network of women and men investors who consider investments in the Astia qualified companies that are progressing through Astia Expert Sift receiving full visibility into a pipeline of high quality deals from the earliest stages. Astia Fund The Astia Fund will invest in exceptional inclusive team ventures that have proven themselves throughout the Astia system review process
|Type: Investment Fund Manager||Geography: United States of America||Impact: Income/Productivity Growth|
The leading provider of hosted dialer and voice messaging services Global Connect gives you unsurpassed speed and capacity. Global Connect is a Software as a Service (Saas) provider preventing capital expenditures on hardware software and services. In 2002 Global Connect Chief Executive Officer Craig Bird founded a communication services company with a single purpose using VoIP technology to help clients reach their contacts quickly easily and cost effectively. He developed a plan to become the leading provider of hosted dialing and communications services.Along with state of the art technology Global Connect would offer clients an unwavering commitment to service and excellence. It would consistently strive to provide client partners with a positive and favorable experience. It would constantly push the technological envelope using client feedback to develop new features and functionalities. It would offer significant return on investment with no capital outlay.The company began helping clients in the Accounts Receivable Market maximize efficiency and productivity and in 2005 the company s Parent Notification System allowed schools and school boards to communicate effectively with parents and guardians.Today Global Connect serves industries ranging from hotels and casinos to utility companies and from healthcare to retail in addition to Account Receivable Management education and government. With corporate offices in Mays Landing New Jersey seven regional sales and service offices throughout the United States and data centers in Pennsylvania New York and Canada the privately held company consistently earns its reputation as the leading provider of hosted dialing and communication services.
|Type: Corporate||Geography: United States of America||Impact: Other Social Impact Objective|
GCM Grosvenor is one of the world s largest and most diversified independent alternative asset management firms. We have been managing alternative investment portfolios on behalf of our clients since 1971. Our global client base includes public pensions sovereign wealth entities banks corporations insurance companies charitable organizations endowments and high net worth individuals.
|Type: Investment Fund Manager||Geography: Oceania||Impact: Access to Information|
United States of America
Indiegogo is a crowdfunding platform where people who want to raise money can create fundraising campaigns to tell their story and get the word out. Indiegogo is also a place to discover what people all over the world are passionate about and how to get involved. Since 2008 Indiegogo has enabled people to launch campaigns in 200 countries across the world in areas spanning creative cause and entrepreneurial projects.
|Type: Corporate||Geography: Global||Impact: Generate Funds for Charitable Giving|
Northzone is a technology investment partnership. Over the past 17 years we have been chosen by some of Europe's most exceptional entrepreneurs as a long term partner for growth. We have thus far invested in over 75 companies injecting some 200 years of collective operational and investment experience into businesses that truly make a difference.
|Type: Investment Fund Manager||Geography: Europe||Impact: Access to Financial Services|
At the core of our work is the idea that sustainable innovation and entrepreneurial growth come from ecosystems not mere assets. Such ecosystemswhat we call Rainforestsare are not tightly controlled systems. Instead they are environments designed from the bottom up to foster serendipitous interactions. We believe that ecosystems done right can raise standards of living for billions of people.Rainforests are nurtured by several key cultural traits connectivity diversity of ideas and talents deep levels of trust motivations that rise above short term zero sum calculation and cultural norms that encourage dreaming risk taking and paying it forward.
|Type: Investor Network||Geography: Americas||Impact: Access to Financial Services|
Teralys Capital is a technology focused fund of funds financing private venture capital funds that invest in information technology life sciences and cleantech companies. The fund has over $700 million in capital commitments from Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec the Solidarity Fund QFL and Investissement Quebec. Teralys Capital is also managing two existing portfolios of venture capital funds with additional assets under management of over $600 million. It is currently the largest fund of funds in Canada.
|Type: Investment Fund Manager||Geography: Canada||Impact: Capacity Building|
The Idea Village is an independent 501(c)3 non profit organization with a mission to identify support and retain entrepreneurial talent in New Orleans. The Idea Village has solidified its position as a leading driver of entrepreneurship. Over the last 12 years the organization has provided direct support to over 3000 New Orleans entrepreneurs by engaging over 2400 professionals to allocate 72295 consulting hours and $3.45 million in seed capital. Collectively this portfolio generates over $100 million in annual revenue and has created well over 2000 jobs for the New Orleans community.
|Type: Investor Network||Geography: United States of America||Impact: Access to Financial Services|