What We Do
We work with financial services entrepreneurs who are setting up new investment funds. We provide them with the expertise and cash they need to succeed. And once our new $100M Emerging Managers Fund is established, we'll also invest as a limited partner.
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.
Any entrepreneur who has ever tried to raise capital hears “No” a lot more than they hear “Yes”. This is particularly true for impact fund managers in underserved markets. On rare occasions, you might get an immediate “Yes”, but you’re more likely to get an immediate “No” or something in between. Raising money is hard.[…]
Every chair, ledge and inch of floor space in the Waterfall Room was occupied. Some had taken transatlantic flights to be here while others had hopped across the Canadian border. The diverse group of people from over 80 cities represented all of the moving parts that make up a vibrant city, including policy makers, investors,[…]
The second webinar in the Capria Catalyst series covered various fund structuring options and the factors to consider while choosing and customizing each one. First, we heard from David Munnich about Investisseurs and Partenaires’ investment in and support of Teranga Capital, the first national fund dedicated to small businesses in Senegal. Teranga is an open[…]
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[…]
Fund lawyers provide wide-ranging assistance, from fund formation to financial services regulation compliance. Getting the right legal advice can help a fledgling fund navigate complicated securities laws and build essential corporate governance systems. For first time managers in particular, selecting the right lawyer or law firm is crucial for early stage funds. You can find[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
Many investors forget that new fund management teams are also startup firms; we need to approach them with frameworks similar to other fast-growth, lean startups There is a huge opportunity for investing in entrepreneurs in emerging markets. A key missing ingredient is the lack of organized early- and growth-stage risk capital managed by locally-based fund[…]
Gender lens investing is a relatively new concept that many investors are still treading lightly around. There is a lot of gray area in terms of its applications, returns and impact metrics, and lots of challenges around even talking about it without being seen as too limiting or not returns-focused. The reality is that the[…]
Here are some statistics on applications for both Cohort 1 and Cohort 2, which provide a snapshot of our applicant pool. The infographics show the percentage of Capria applicants targeting the regions, sectors, and fund sizes shown below. We have also shown the applicants’ fundraising status and the gender breakdown, again by percentage of Capria applicants in each category.[…]
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.[…]