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.
On November 28, 2016, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe released Bond notes, a type of currency, into the market. This event came after the Reserve Bank had announced earlier in the year that it was introducing this currency as an export incentive to boost foreign currency receipts to combat severe cash shortages. Cash shortages had[…]
Insights from our research and experience working with first-time fund managers 9 out of 10 people who want to be fund managers won’t raise a fund. And almost half of first-time fund managers don’t raise a second fund. The odds are against you. We like to compare fund management to being a decathelete – you[…]
Every month, Capria hosts a webinar with network team members to share thoughts and insights on topics such as operational best practices, sector trends/knowledge, effective portfolio management, maximizing exits and commitment to impact. In November, teams from India, Zimbabwe, and Turkey met virtually to discuss common questions from investors, deal flow competition, the investment screening[…]
Big Fishes from South meet Big fish from North Having being born in Latin America, and lived abroad for the past 7 years, I was more than excited to come back and present with Will Poole, co-founder of Capria, to 40+ family offices and HNIs worth over US$50 billion, over the course of 4 days. But[…]
At some level, last week felt like “ground hog day” from 4 years ago. For those not familiar with the Americanism “ground hog day” – it means a repetition that happens every year, and it’s also the name of a very funny movie. In 2012, my partners Srikrishna and Dave and I were doing something[…]
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[…]