Advancing the next generation of local impact fund managers in emerging markets
What We Do
We partner with fund managers in emerging markets who deploy early-stage or early-growth capital to promising start-ups as well as small and growing businesses (SGBs).
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If you are a fund manager in an emerging market, we'd love to learn more about your team and investment strategy. We evaluate funds on an ongoing basis.
Applications to our 6th Investment Cycle are now open. Apply before April 6th deadline for early consideration.
Selected funds will receive an investment, access to the Capria Network, and benefit from deeply collaborating directly with the Capria team.
We have deep experience securing, deploying, and returning capital with some of the world’s most prominent individual and institutional investors backing us.
Managing Partner – “The Operator”
Managing Partner – “The Scaler”
Principal – “The Pioneer”
Venture Partner – “The Communicator”
We believe in investment strategies that produce both superior financial returns and scaled impact. Local professional investing teams are the key to unlocking both.
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Steven Grin has been angel investing in Africa since 2013, and now he is significantly scaling up his interests through his VC firm Lateral Capital. Grin spent the first half of his career back home in the United States (US) developing real estate, energy and infrastructure projects, but the last decade has been focused on […]
The traditional private equity-birthed model for management fees does not align interests for limited partners (LPs) and general partners (GPs) for emerging market venture capital and early-growth PE funds that are under $100 million. As a global emerging market fund investor, we evaluate more than 200 VC/PE fund proposals per year across Africa, Latin America, […]
FLII (“Fondo Latino de Inversión de Impacto”) has become a definitive event for impact fund managers, entrepreneurs and investors in Latin America. With over 400 attendees every year, the event is pivotal to everyone interested in impact investing. Representatives from all over Latin America were joined by participants from North America and Europe, all coming […]
The world is facing diminishing natural resources, a growing population and an increasing economic inequality. But impact investing can help solve these issues. Impact investing seeks to create both a financial return, alongside a positive social or environmental impact. As governments and civil society struggle to achieve the UN’s Social Development Goals (SDGs), the trillions of […]
Predible Health aims to do about ~500 million scans by December 2020 to bring unmatched accuracy to diagnosis and treatment of these cancers 1 March 2018, Bengaluru. Unitus Seed Fund, India’s leading impact venture fund investing in early-stage startups innovating for the masses, today announced an investment in Predible Health, an AI powered cancer radiology […]
Unitus invested in 23 companies from its first fund, and has already committed to six more startups from its second fund taking the warehousing route. Seattle and Bengaluru-based early-stage investor Unitus Seed Fund is set to make the first close of its second fund at Rs 100 crore ($15.4 million) in the next few weeks. […]
Global impact investment firm Capria is now looking actively to stretch its reach in Asia beyond India, where it currently operates through early-stage investor Unitus Seed Fund. The US-based investment firm is scouting for fund managers in Southeast Asia and an additional fund manager in India to strengthen its presence in the region, from where […]
News Summary: Capria Network, which includes 11 fund managers across 5 continents, to raise USD $200 million by December 2018 Capria on track to raise its new $100M fund-of-funds to make GP and LP investments across the Capria Network Capria reviews fund manager applications on an ongoing basis and its 6th investment cycle is now […]
In 2012, the endowments of US Foundations represented $715 billion in aggregate assets and they distributed approximately 7% ($52B) per year for grants, operations and program related investments (PRIs). According to Larry Kramer, President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the question is “whether the social returns generated by our non-concessionary impact investments are […]
Awign aims to expand presence in 12,000 pin codes across India, partner with 100 corporates and startups by June 2019. 18 January 2018, Bengaluru. Awign – an ‘outsourcing by crowdsourcing’ platform that taps into India’s growing college student workforce has raised an INR 5 crore (~US$ 784k) seed round of investment from Unitus Seed Fund […]
If applied correctly, nudges can be used to encourage customers to move from one stage of the customer experience journey to the next, from initial consideration of your product to converting your users. I distinctly remember the moment in college when I decided to upgrade to a MacBook. I was helping a professor set up […]
Antigua Guatemala, December 5th, 2017– Pomona Impact has committed to a five-year $250,000 investment in Energryn. Energryn manufactures and sells low-cost hybrid water heaters that have the same capacity and price as a traditional gas heater. The company’s objective is to make solar power more accessible and to reduce the costs and emissions related to […]