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.
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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We don’t like SAFEs, but this one saved us. Many in the tech investment sector are familiar with the acronym SAFE. It refers to the “Simple Agreement for Future Equity,” and was first coined by the seed-stage accelerator, YCombinator (YC). SAFE instruments have become popular with early-stage founders in Silicon Valley, and for good reason. […]
Capria Announces Partnership with Australian Government to Expand Early-Stage Investing in Southeast Asia
Targeted support to back local fund managers providing growth capital for fast-growing young businesses July 09, 2018. Seattle, Washington. Capria, a global investment firm advancing the next generation of impact fund managers in emerging markets, today announced a partnership with the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to expand Capria’s global investment platform […]
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with President Sebastián Piñera of Chile who was interested in hearing a global perspective on impact investing and discussing ideas that Chile could consider to promote both foreign and domestic impact investing. President Piñera was recently elected to his second term, so he is no stranger to […]
Parachute investing is a problem. If you’re investing in early-stage companies from an airplane, you should consider philanthropy. When Mark Zuckerberg went to Kenya and Nigeria in 2016, he proclaimed that the future would be built in Africa. That same year, Y-Combinator accepted startups with African roots for its much sought-after accelerator program. But is […]
This is the first in a series of articles about impact measurement for social entrepreneurs. There are two keys to becoming a good social entrepreneur. Intentionality, that is intending to have a positive social impact rather than merely delivering one incidentally, is how you become a social entrepreneur. Accountability, measuring the impact, is how you […]
Aims to facilitate Mediclaim reimbursements in 1hr and process underwriting of 1 million insurance policies by March 2019 7 May 2018, Bengaluru. Mumbai-based i3 Systems, which is transforming India’s health insurance industry with its digital solutions and AI products for automation of medical underwriting and claims, today announced that it has raised USD $1 million […]
Global impact investment firm Capria is doubling down on its efforts to advance local fund managers in South and Southeast Asia. Capria’s goal is to invest in 2-3 funds in Southeast Asia and 1-2 additional funds in India, where it already operates the leading early-stage venture fund Unitus Ventures. Dave Richards, Capria Co-Founder and Managing […]
30 April 2018, Bengaluru. Unitus Ventures (formerly Unitus Seed Fund), India’s leading impact venture fund investing in startups innovating for the masses, today announced that it has raised INR100 crore towards first close of its INR300 crore ($46 million) second fund. Prominent investors include Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Bill Gates, Hemendra Kothari, Ajay Parekh, Pradeep Singh, Pramod […]
Capria Network’s EdgeGrowth Invests in Giraffe – A Game Changer in the Recruitment Industry (VentureBurn)
SA startup Giraffe announced today that it has closed a second funding round, with a lead investor participating in the round revealing that its own share of the contribution was valued at “between R10-million and R20-million”. In a press release today the startup, which runs a web platform that matches job seekers with job placements, said it had closed a second […]
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 […]