What We Do
We partner with fund managers targeting the global missing middle finance opportunity. We provide them with flexible financing, expertise and the support they need to succeed. And once they are ready, we invest significant capital in their funds.
Capria Invests in the Global Missing Middle Finance Opportunity
Supports the creation of impact funds investing in businesses that will positively enhance the lives of millions worldwide
Invests both in the GP and as a LP in the best local-market managers in the high-growth emerging markets of Asia, Africa, and Latin America
Amplifies the performance, passion, and knowledge of leading impact fund managers in emerging markets
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.
With over 2.5 billion people living on less than $2.50 per day in emerging economies, there continues to be a growing movement to spur inclusive development and economic growth in truly sustainable ways. Impact investing is becoming a fast-growing asset class addressing the most pressing social and environmental challenges we face today while also generating[…]
Working at Capria is contributing to improve the world we live in on a highly scalable way, while also learning through a holistic multicultural experience. Morning has broken like the first morning / Team members have spoken like the first bird. hhg I started the day (in Seattle) on a video conference call with the[…]
Global fund investing in impact fund managers in emerging markets is over-subscribed at $5.2M Capria, a global impact investment firm focused on the “missing middle” finance opportunity by advancing the next generation of impact fund managers in emerging markets, today announced that the Capria Accelerator Fund has reached its final close at $5.2M and is[…]
Microfinance typically helps very small-scale businesses in developing countries; larger banks and investors may get involved once a company develops and matures, with investments of $50 million or more. That leaves a huge gap for small and growing companies, which Capria, a Seattle investment company, refers to as the “missing middle.” That’s the group Alitheia[…]
Does “empowering entrepreneurs” qualify as impact investment? What about investing in an indigenous technology? Will a business that processes stones for high end customers qualify as an impact investment? These are some of the dilemmas local fund managers face while creating their impact theses and laying the groundwork for their impact measurement process. At Capria[…]
Millennials get a lot of flak: we’re lazy, we still live at home, we’re politically disengaged. TIME magazine called us the “me, me, me generation.” I think these generalizations couldn’t be farther from the truth. Millennials are in fact the most educated and socially engaged generation of our time, and impact investing is the perfect[…]
Capria Network member Pomona Impact has had a stellar 2016. Read more below: This year has been a series of incredible events and recognitions for us at Pomona Impact. Here are some of the highlights thus far: Starting back in February we were selected to be part of Capria’s first cohort of their Impact Fund Managers Accelerator[…]
Capria Accelerator Raises Undisclosed Funding from IFC & the UK Govt to Expand Across Africa (Featured in Techmoran)
San Francisco-based Capria Accelerator Fund has received undisclosed funding from the International Finance Corporation and the UK government in support of its commitment to help unlock more than $500M in global impact capital over the next 10 years. The investment will help the firm expand operations into sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Other investors and supporters[…]
Capria selects Lagos-based Alitheia for its accelerator, accepting applications for next cohort (Featured in TechLoy)
Capria, the first global business accelerator for impact fund managers, has announcedthe selection of Lagos-based Alitheia Identity Management for its second accelerator program. Alitheia Identity invests in innovative, high-growth women-led small businesses that can scale locally and pan-regionally, and drive economic and social transformation and predictable wealth creation for entrepreneurs and investors.
As we officially begin our third application and selection process, we wanted to provide some updates on how our criteria have evolved over the past year in order to give additional context to fund managers applying to Capria. If you have more questions, feel free to contact us at email@example.com Capria is Accelerating Both First[…]
Capria Accelerator Opens Application Process for Fund Managers and Attracts Support from International Finance Corporation and the UK Government
Fund Manager Applications for Accelerator “Cohort 3” close on November 11; World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) invests in Capria to support fund managers investing in the “missing middle” finance opportunity. San Francisco, CA, at SOCAP, September 13, 2016 – Capria, a global impact investment leader, announced that that it is now accepting applications from emerging[…]
In our fourth webinar, we heard from Rachel Bass and Ariela Cohen from the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and Uma Sekar, the head of impact assessment at Capria. Rachel and Ariela first discussed the GIIN’s recent study, The Business Value of Impact Measurement. 97% of impact investors who responded to the GIIN’s survey believe[…]