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OUR APPROACH

We invest in sustainable models to move millions of Americans out of poverty

WE PROVIDE CATALYTIC CAPITAL, AND HANDS-ON SUPPORT TO SCALE HIGH-IMPACT COMPANIES ACROSS THREE SECTORS

We have developed networks and insights to identify where commercial value and social impact are aligned.  Through an efficient diligence process, we identify entrepreneurs and market opportunities poised for growth and impact.

We help Founders sustain, enhance, and scale the impact of their company. We invest across early-stage rounds (Pre-seed, Seed and Series A), and provide follow-on capital. Once we invest, we aim to be active in supporting our entrepreneurs on strategy and governance, bringing in proven impact measurement tools and leveraging a deep network of mission-aligned leaders.

SECTOR FOCUS

Health

Patients are becoming more active participants in their health, but traditional care models don’t meet the needs of low-income patients. Social, environmental, and economic factors also influence health, but are disconnected from our healthcare system. We invest in companies that improve outcomes, enhance patient experience, and lower costs for low-income Americans. This includes themes such as patient engagement, innovative care delivery, social determinants of health, and care coordination.

Financial Inclusion

Income volatility and slow wage growth are contributing to low savings and the inability to withstand financial shocks. Traditional financial service providers are out-of-reach for many low-income Americans and the ‘alternative’ providers can exacerbate economic vulnerability. We invest in wealth-building opportunities that provide low-income families with economic resilience and financial strength. This includes investing in innovations that advance financial stability, create financial protection, and enable access to greater prosperity.

Workforce Development

Traditional higher education is changing and old financing models are broken. The pace of automation is increasing and the shelf-life of skills is shortening. Low-income Americans are left without pathways to the good jobs of the future. We invest across several themes that aim to improve the efficacy, agility and transparency of the workforce system, including innovative skills delivery, career pathway discovery and navigation, and skills-based talent sourcing and assessment.

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