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We work with financial services entrepreneurs who are setting up new investment vehicles. We provide them with what they need to be successful.
Capria Addresses the Global Missing Middle
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We partner with fund managers, working together through five primary phases.
We have experience securing capital from some of the world’s most prominent individual and institutional investors.
We believe in investment strategies that produce both market rate returns and positive impact. Local professional investing teams are the key to unlocking both.
Information, tips, and industry insight on early stage investing, seed fund management, and creating impact.
Follow Will Poole on Medium for insights on impact investing. The road to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 (GES), hosted at Stanford began earlier this week on 22nd June, 2016 and we were thrilled to be represented at this exhilarating confluence of the world’s leading thinkers, innovators, entrepreneurs and investors. Will Poole, Managing Partner | Capria was part of[…]
Capria Launches USD 100 Million Fund to Invest in Emerging Economy Impact Funds Addressing the “Missing Middle”
FEATURED IN Palo Alto, CA, June 23, 2016 – At the Global Entrepreneurship Summit today, Capria announced the launch of Capria Emerging Managers Fund, a USD 100 million fund that will invest in equity and debt funds targeting early-stage impact businesses across Africa, Latin America, and Asia. In the next 5 years, the fund plans[…]
Inside The Bill Gates-Backed Accelerator That’s Training The Next Generation Of Venture Capitalists (featured in Forbes)
In an airy converted furniture store in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood, five novice impact fund managers from Zimbabwe, Guatemala and the Netherlands are rehearsing the sales pitches they’ll make the next day to 60 mostly institutional investors, representing $10 billion in capital. The presentations will be a graduation ceremony of sorts. Despite their impressive résumés,[…]
Here are some statistics on applications for both Cohort 1 and Cohort 2, which provide a snapshot of our applicant pool. If you are interested in applying to Capria, or know someone who may be interested in our work, contact us at info<at>capria.vc
Following our series of posts on global trends in impact investing, let’s take a deeper dive into the reasons behind the global trends we highlighted and how they vary from country to country. We’ll examine the same three categories of Impact Investment Activity, Investment Ecosystem Readiness and Entrepreneurial Activity to provide more context for the impact[…]
As the debate over offshore vehicles rages in mainstream media, fund managers have been painfully aware of the complexities of structuring investments across multiple jurisdictions for some time now. In our previous post, we briefly touched upon some of the diligence you’ll need to be prepared to encounter as you engage international investors including taxation.[…]
As we searched for candidate fund managers to join our accelerator, we simultaneously conducted a study on the impact investment ecosystems in a subset of countries in Latin America, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa. We noticed recurring global themes across the countries in the study, which we categorized into three sections: Investment[…]
This is the second of a three-part series on global themes in impact investing. We conducted a study on the current stage of the impact investment ecosystems in a subset of countries in Latin America, South/Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. For more information on our methodology and the countries profiled in this study, check out[…]
Imagine having 20 minutes to pitch your fund to an investor. Now imagine you’re pitching a first time fund in a frontier market, and your audience is a group of 45 investors from around the globe with deep connections in the impact investing world. They have 10 minutes to ask you questions on topics ranging[…]
As we review applications for Cohort 2, we wanted to share a snapshot of our diverse applicant pool. Here are some exciting highlights on their target geographies, sectors and investment experience. We do review applications on a rolling basis, so if you have not applied yet, please do so as soon as possible! Click here to apply.[…]