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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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 […]
Colombian VC fund Odiseo made a US$125k investment in Liftit, a cargo transportation startup. This is Odiseo’s inaugural investment. (Press Release) With Liftit, Odiseo backs the formalization of 3.000 cargo truck drivers in Colombia Liftit is a startup that uses technology to connect the demand for cargo transportation with the supply of drivers and vehicles […]
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 […]
Impact investment firm Unitus Seed Fund has already struck four deals from its second fund even though the new fund is yet to mark its first close, a top company executive told VCCircle. “Besides the four investments, one more deal is at the term sheet stage,” said Will Poole, co-founder and managing partner, Unitus Seed […]
“No offense, but VCs are overrated.” I listened quietly as an entrepreneur who’d recently closed a round of funding voiced his frustration. “One day they’re investing in your business model, and the next day, they want to fundamentally alter it.” It’s nothing I hadn’t heard before – skepticism of their VC’s motives, claiming they seemed […]
8 November 2017, Istanbul: Reengen, an Istanbul-based Internet of Things (IoT)- based energy data analytics startup, has raised an undisclosed sum in a pre-Series A round from idacapital and Cem Tüfekçi. Reengen will utilise this funding to expand the company’s market reach in Turkey, drive mass adoption via aggressive sales and further build services and […]
More Capital Flows in Africa and Latin America as Two New Impact Fund Managers Join the Capria Network
Managers to be headquartered in Kenya and Chile to benefit from investment, advisory services, and access to Capria’s growing global network. News Summary: Two fund managers investing in Africa and Latin America have partnered with Capria and recently joined the Capria Network The Capria Network now consists of 11 fund managers and is at the […]
Venture capital firm, Vakayi Capital, is on the verge of sealing a $5 million deal with an undisclosed European investor towards various infrastructure projects in Zimbabwe, chief executive officer Chai Musoni has said. The new investment also comes as the company is in negotiations with local institutional investors for capital projects. “We are working on raising […]
Walk into any conference involving emerging or frontier markets, and the subject of impact is on everyone’s mind. While some organizations have engaged in this type investing for decades, impact investing as a formal discipline developed only over the past 10-15 years. The concept itself is simple: investing in companies, organizations, and funds with the […]