Beyond Equity: Impact investors can rethink how we invest, not just what we invest in

  • Many impact investors avoid early-stage businesses because of the perceived risks.
  • My challenge to these investors, and to any limited-partner or asset manager who wants to support impactful companies, is to be open to rethinking when and how they invest, not just what they invest in,” Village Capital CEO Allie Burns writes in a guest post on ImpactAlpha.

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I&P raises €75 million for African startups targeting the Global Goals

ImpactAlpha, February 13 – French impact investor Investisseurs & Partenaires has reached a second close for its I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 fund. The fund, which invests in African startups working on issues related to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, has raised €75 million ($84.4 million) since launching in late 2017. Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) manages

Svasti Microfinance raises $4.8 million to extend financial services to low-income Indians

  • Nordic Microfinance Initiative, Serum Institute of India’s Adar Poonawalla and other investors backed the Mumbai-based microlender.
  • The new funding will provide exits for early investors, which include Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Bamboo Capital Partners, venture capitalist Sajid Fazalbhoy and angel investor Rajiv Dadlani.