Capria - CAP ree ah - means 'capital flow'
Capria is a global investment firm leading the largest network of fund managers collaborating to deliver superior returns in emerging and frontier markets, using flexible capital, advanced investment systems, and deep partnerships. Through its network fund, Capria invests in venture capital, private equity, and other debt and equity funds backing early-growth businesses. Capria applies global best practices of impact investment and ESG management in order to increase resilience of its portfolio. Capria and its global network deliver profits with scaled impact aligned with United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Capria has offices in Seattle, Bangalore, and Nairobi.
Over the past decade, we have seen first-hand the growing demand for early-growth capital from capable entrepreneurs developing fast-growth businesses which have built-in impact for their communities, particularly in emerging and frontier markets. We see this as a huge opportunity and we are interested in investing in and partnering with fund managers who have a similar vision. We believe that successful early-growth investing can best be accomplished with an exceptionally efficient systems-driven investment process led by on-the-ground, empowered, professional investment teams. We seek investment strategies that deliver both competitive financial returns and scalable impact.
Meet the Team
Managing Partner -
Previously, he developed and led multiple high-growth technology businesses at RealNetworks, Sybase and Symantec. More >
Managing Partner -
Will's career started by founding two startups at the dawn of the PC era, working in the early days at Sun Microsystems, and pioneering e-commerce at eShop which was acquired by Microsoft in 1996. At Microsoft, he ran the $13B global Windows business and started their product focus on emerging markets.
Venture Partner -
"La Mentora - The Coach"
In 2012 she co-founded WeXchange, the first LAC pitch competition and platform of encounter between LAC women entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors. A recognized expert on development finance innovation, during her career at IDB she analyzed, coached and trained hundreds of seed and venture capital funds from the LAC region, and invested in 80+ of them. She also designed programs to boost entrepreneurial ecosystems in most countries in LAC.
Dan has been involved in senior management roles at a number of communications and Internet companies and has been a global speaker and advisor on wireless, technology, organizational development “Service Leadership” and the corporate innovation gap. He is currently the Managing Partner of eFund, LLC (www.efundllc.com) an early-stage funder of innovative technology startups in the Pacific Northwest.
Venture Partner -
"The Ink Slinger"
JUAN LUIS PALMA
Regional Director, LatAm -
"The Fund Finder"
Juan Luis has successfully raised funds in Latin America, worked as an antitrust attorney, supported entrepreneurs through seed capital and commercial advice, has helped companies to grow through expansion to international markets, and has worked in the US and the UK attracting Foreign Direct Investments. He has lead several teams at senior level positions from a very young age. Juan Luis has an MBA from London Business School and a JD with honors from Pontificia Universidad Catolica.
Director, Impact & Fund Manager Advancement -
Uma's work to date has been focused on developing research and evaluation strategies for enterprises operating throughout India. In addition to her work with other companies, Uma will leverage her experience developing Unitus Ventures (formerly Unitus Seed Fund)'s impact assessment methodology and framework to support new fund managers in the Capria network.
Director, Capria Network & Co-Investments -
She has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs across Africa, Asia, and Latin America in her role as co-founder of the for-profit social enterprise ThinkImpact. She has also worked in impact investing with Bridges Ventures and impact consulting with Global Development Incubator. Kate has a MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Cornell University.
Business Operations Manager -
Previously, Clare managed a team of data coordinators with a research firm where she oversaw database setup, programming, and specifications testing for global health studies, including a multi-year study with 8,000 participants across 4 countries. She also worked as Operations Manager for an international development organization in Nicaragua, where she supervised a multinational staff and managed implementation of over 1,200 medical mission and economic development trips.
Director of Marketing -
Proficient in marketing & business practices, process orientation, integrated campaign management across consumer products, consumer services and consumer service products, he plays with keen business acumen in analyzing and understanding business requirements to develop and scale business streams by means of strategic marketing.
Design & Operations -
Prior to joining Capria, Varsha worked at IIT Madras as a Graphic Designer and played a vital role in contributing to their increased social media presence. She has also freelanced as a illustrator and as a product stylist.
Varsha has completed her Master’s in Communication from M.O.P Vaishnav College and studied Bachelors in Visual Communication from Shasun Jain College at Chennai, India.
Join the Capria Team
Are you an exceptional contributor and leader who wants to help scale up a global impact investment firm? You’ve come to the right place. We have the following openings:
Capria is seeking an outstanding venture capital fund finance and operations executive to scale up its VC, PE and innovative investment programs in emerging markets including South & Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America. An ideal candidate will be excited about the opportunity to develop and optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of a diverse and experienced global team at the forefront of generating strong financial returns and scaled social/environmental impact.
FELLOWSHIPS / INTERNSHIPS - 6 TO 12 MONTHS EACH
The Investment Fellow participates in the full investment lifecycle of Capria including sourcing fund managers, executing investment transactions, and portfolio management and monitoring. The Investment Fellow will report directly to the Capria Asia Investment Manager and will work closely with other Capria team members.
CAPRIA NETWORK FELLOWSHIPS / INTERNSHIPS
Capria is currently working with 24 select fund managers in 4 continents who are committed to delivering superior financial returns and scaled impact. Some of our Capria Network partners have 6-12 month full-time fellowships & internships available in locations such as South Africa, Nigeria, Guatemala, Kenya, India, Singapore, Senegal, Chile, Peru and Zimbabwe.
If you are keen to work in the exciting, fast-paced world of venture capital investing across areas that impact the masses, here’s your chance! Join India’s leading seed-stage venture firm investing in startups innovating for the masses.
SUMMER Internships: We are sorry, but we do not have summer internships in Seattle or Bangalore at this time.
In addition to our core operating team found above, we are fortunate to have an exceptional group of advisors and mentors. Advisors that are able to be publicly disclosed now include:
Formerly Partner, Khosla Ventures (New Delhi)
Duke University Fuqua School of Business (Raleigh-Durham)
Principal & CEO, Equilibrium Capital (Portland)
Co-Founder & CEO, Unitus Capital (Bangalore)
CEO, Aequalitas Capital Partners (London)
Senior Advisor, Jungle Ventures (Singapore)
CEO, Australian Impact Investments & Co-Founder, MD, Unitus Capital (Sydney)
Board Member, Angel Ventures Peru & NESsT (Lima)
Formerly Managing Director, Blackrock (Seattle)
Founder, Blueprint Local (Washington DC)
WIM VAN DER BEEK
Founder & Managing Partner, Goodwell Investments (Cape Town)
Capria is part of a diverse global community of organizations interested in deepening their engagement with the impact investment industry. Here are some of our prominent partnerships: