We identify and invest in market leading social enterprises globally from our offices in Singapore, Nairobi, Kigali and Lagos.
We look for companies working in transformative ways within our sectors of focus and provide them with operational support and funding to scale profitably across geographies. Our companies are profit-driven with potential for large scale social impact that can be replicated regionally or globally.
When we engage, our companies do not have other equity partners and the deals we structure include our providing access to advice, expertise, operational capacities and facilities as well as access to funding and partners at both pilot and scale-up stages.
We invest in companies in exchange for negotiated equity.
Our investment is to support time-bound pilots that catalyze our companies efforts towards significant milestones in their growth, whether it is follow-on funding, first customers or expansion into new geographical areas.
We find our companies through competitions, referrals and market research.
We believe in the power of community and therefore provide our companies access to state-of-the-art working spaces where they can interact with fellow innovators.
We provide co-working spaces and incubation hubs as well as access to other innovator communities and networks.
We also offer affordable long-term office spaces for the companies that need it.
Together with our partners and through our advisors, we coach and mentor the companies we invest in to achieve the successes we believe are possible.
We provide up to 3 months of targeted support and just-in-time advice in business operations, access to domain expertise, marketing strategies and access through our panel of world-class advisors of accomplished experts and entrepreneurs.
We partner with academic institutions, research think-tanks and corporate leaders to provide seminars and training that puts our companies on the cutting-edge of their field.
Some services can be costly for a company that is just starting out.
We provide shared services as a way of maximizing share holder return by reducing the amount of invested capital required for our companies.
We have partnerships with legal services companies, finance and accounting services companies, Software-as-aS-Service platforms and HR companies that allow us to leverage economies of scale across our portfolio for those who need it.
We leverage our relationships with funders, CEOs, innovators, not-for-profit entities and governments to ensure that our companies are in the front-line, known and are leading.
We give our companies an unfair advantage by ensuring that they get to pitch to the right ears at the right places and at the right time.
Using these networks, our focus is to enable our companies to access innovative financing in order to achieve scale.