Application

If you are a first or second time impact fund manager interested in working with us and joining the Capria network, please download the application and submit your information. We review applications on an ongoing basis and we are currently evaluating applications for Cohort 3, which are due by November 11th. If you are interested in participating in a future Cohort, feel free to submit your application as soon as it is ready. We look forward to hearing from you.

Capria is currently only processing applications from teams investing in emerging markets.  We will potentially consider applications from teams based in developed markets at a later date.

Our Business Model: We provide risk capital and significant multi-year acceleration services and receive a share of management revenues and profits from the created fund(s) in return. We look to align interests based on each fund manager’s long term success and therefore do not charge any upfront fees to participate.

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We look forward to seeing your application and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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The Process


Capria Process2-03
Application & Selection
- Get to know each other and explore whether we're a good fit
- Cohort invitations sent out to selected applicants
- Bring us an exciting and viable deal to evaluate

 

Capria Process2-08In-Person "Intensive"
- Connect with the Capria team, advisors and mentors over the course of 3-4 weeks in Seattle
- Refine and update your overall plan with guidance from world-class investors and entrepreneurs so that you're ready to accelerate fundraising as soon as you get home.
- Learn best practices in fund operations while gaining access to tools and templates that you can make your own

 

Capria Process-05Jumpstart Your Fund
- Activate your business network for fundraising
- Build your initial investment portfolio before your fund is formed - on Capria's balance sheet
- Get to the first close of your fund and transfer your portfolio from Capria's balance sheet to yours

 

Capria Process-06Driving to Final Close
- Make your first capital call, build up your team, ramp up your investing activity, and support your growing group of portfolio companies
- Establish your reputation as a serious, quality investor in your target markets
- Leverage the startup knowl­edge and best practices of the Capria network along with your momentum to bring in additional investors to complete your fundraising

 

Capria Process-07Execute and Grow
- Deploy capital of your first fund and start getting money returned and mark-ups on initial investments
- Further enhance your tools, processes and procedures leveraging best practices of the expanded Capria network
- Start planning for your next fund or your next raise to build on the momentum you've created

Selection Criteria

We expect fund managers to come from a variety of backgrounds. At a minimum, fund management teams should have previous investing or entrepreneurial experience (10+ years), an initial investment thesis and a proposed fund structure.  The team must also show traction identifying and engaging with both potential funders and portfolio companies.

If you're working to create a new fund, we look forward to hearing from you and seeing your application.

» More about the desired qualifications and experience

Fund Manager Qualifications & Experience

  • All-in entrepreneur commitment and aptitude
  • Prepared to make a full-time commitment for 10+ years
  • Team of at least two Partners/Principals
  • Experience scaling businesses
  • Investment experience (personally or at another firm)
  • Personal commitment to impact
  • Self-reliant yet eager to listen, learn and improve
  • Ready to invest a material amount of personal capital
  • Willing to take startup-level compensation for first 3-5 years
  • Relevant experience in the target market
  • Strong deal pipeline and deal flow channels
  • Fundraising progress and momentum
  • Ready to spend a lot of time fundraising
  • Ready now to run hard to get to fund first close

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