Capria Network is a select group of leading impact fund managers in emerging markets that collaborate deeply to achieve superior results.
Capria Network offering is committed to three core principles:
- Delivering market-rate returns to investors
- Investing for sustained positive social impact and/or environmental impact
- Sharing extensive knowledge and connections with other members of the Network
Each fund manager benefits from and contributes to intellectual property, global fund management best practices, original research and investor connections. Live on-line conversations and in-person gatherings are facilitated to further leverage the power of the network.
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Capria Network Members
Pomona Impact scales innovative early growth businesses in Central America that generate positive impact. It has been investing in and scaling small businesses in Central America since 2011 and targets innovative businesses in the essential services sectors - including agriculture, health, education, clean energy and housing - that improve the lives of those living at the bottom of the economic pyramid. Building momentum on the Pomona Pilot Fund, it is launching the Pomona Impact Fund I to invest and empower businesses that produce market-based solutions and generate strong financial and impact returns.
Vakayi SME Fund provides growth capital to Zimbabwean entrepreneurs operating in the essential services sectors, which are health, housing, education and clean energy sectors. Typically, these are businesses in later stages of development, profitable, cash generative, with potential to scale operations. Vakayi Capital seeks to work alongside capable entrepreneurs who are passionate about their businesses and have a strong will to succeed. Besides seeking financial returns from its investments, Vakayi will invest in businesses that deliver meaningful impact.
Unitus Seed Fund is the leading impact venture seed fund investing in startups innovating for the masses in India. Setup in 2013, Unitus Seed Fund's first $23M USD fund invests in sectors including healthcare, education, financial technology, mobile & consumer, retail & ecommerce, and agriculture. Unitus Seed Fund has invested in more than 20 startups with potential to improve the lives of millions of low-income Indians while delivering market rate returns to investors. Unitus Seed Fund is currently raising its second fund and has a professional staff of 10 people based in its Bangalore investment office.
Alitheia Identity Fund (AIF) is a leading private equity fund investing in high-growth, high impact SMEs across Western and Southern Africa. The fund particularly finances and supports women-led and gender diverse managements teams to scale their businesses regionally and for export led growth. Alitheia Identity Managers, Lagos, Johannesburg and Port Louis based, is led and owned by three experienced African women fund managers who have already invested $149 million across the continent in consumer-facing businesses that have innovated and provided key products in various sectors including finance, energy, agriculture, technology, telecoms and retail. Alitheia Identity Management is raising Alitheia Identity Fund which is anchored by the African Development Bank.
Idacapital is an investment manager focusing on impact through technology, innovation & growth investments in and out of Turkey. The team is currently raising Technology & Innovation Fund I, an early-stage and venture growth Fund which taps into the "missing middle" in Turkey. idacapital invests across technology-enabled impact business verticals in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Finance, Education, Life Sciences, Cleantech and Agriculture. The team has been working together for eight years and they have made 21 PE/VC investments over the course of their careers, realizing a 3.1x cash on cash return on managed capital.
Brightmore Capital's impact investment fund is empowering the new generation of West African entrepreneurs, enabling them to transform their companies into regional champions. Brightmore Capital fills a financing gap for SMEs in some of the world’s fastest-growing and most dynamic economies throughout Francophone West Africa. The fund targets market-leading financial returns while contributing to the economic and social development of the region. Brightmore Capital is located in Dakar, Senegal and Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire.
Odiseo's early stage fund based in Colombia is targeting high-growth and committed entrepreneurs leading scalable, innovative and impactful businesses. The fund provides acceleration, co-investment alternatives and a formal scaling up process, supporting companies in their expansion strategies. The team is led by experienced and well-connected people willing to provide their knowledge and best practices to their portfolio companies.
Edge Growth is a leading South African fund manager and business accelerator in the small and medium size enterprise (SME) space. Edge’s vision is to contribute to building the nation by creating jobs and they have been supporting SME’s since 2008. The firm already manages over $50M across three funds and specializes in combining funding and critical acceleration services to help businesses bridge the gap to exceptional growth. Edge is now launching the Edge Venture Fund, a growth capital impact fund investing in innovative, scale up businesses in South Africa, which will also leverage Edge’s flagship acceleration program, 10Xe.
Performa Investimentos is a Brazilian venture capital fund manager currently launching their third fund. The team brings over 10 years of experience along with a deep network of top start-up advisors to invest in companies and entrepreneurs that have exceptional performance, innovative high-margin businesses, and substantial impact. Performa invests in market-driven companies capable of generating strong revenues and profit with consistent high returns in sectors such as health, education, agriculture, and finance.
Lateral Capital is a mission driven venture fund investing in early-stage opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa. It's $50M Lateral Africa Opportunities Fund aims to bridge opportunity and capital in Africa by investing in technology-enabled businesses that profitably solve significant pain points across three key verticals - commerce (financial services and date), critical infrastructure (renewable energy and housing) and human capital (education and healthcare).