Author: CDVCA

Omidyar releases report on early stage risk capital in emerging market

Omidyar releases report on early stage risk capital in emerging market

On October 7, 2015, Omidyar Network published a report named “Frontier Capital: Early Stage Investing for Financial Returns and Social Impact in Emerging Markets”. The report offers a strategic guide to how investors can achieve financial returns and social impact through early stage risk capital in emerging markets. Drawing from data analysis and interviews with…

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Pacific Community Ventures Hires New CEO

Pacific Community Ventures Hires New CEO

On Tuesday October 6th, Pacific Community Ventures sent out an introductory letter from their new CEO. Mary Jo Cook joins Pacific Joint Ventures from Fair Trade USA. A Mission driven leader with 25 years of experience in strategy development for the non-profit sector, Ms Cook has a track record of enabling organizational change, and driving…

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Young firms drive job creation

Young firms drive job creation

On September 14th, the Kauffman Foundation published a report titled “The Importance of Young Firms for Economic Growth”,  showing that young and growing companies have accounted for nearly all net new job creation in the economy in the eight years of recovery since the Great Recession. These results mirror past research findings showing that these…

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Impact investment guide for small foundations

Impact investment guide for small foundations

For small staffed foundations, entering the impact investment field presents a unique set of challenges. To address these challenges Arabella advisors put together “Essentials of Impact Investing: A Guide for Small-Staffed Foundations”. Published on September 9, 2015, the guide offers tools, strategy advice and real world examples. Featuring 21 case studies, the guide maps out…

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Report maps out global opportunities for impact investment

Report maps out global opportunities for impact investment

On June 18th 2015, wealth insight published Insight Report: “Impact Investments 2015 – Global Opportunities”. By identifying product and service offering by banks in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa, the report aims to provide a guide for examining market potential of these regions. Key experts in the field provide…

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Capria business accelerator boosts new impact fund managers

Capria business accelerator boosts new impact fund managers

A new Seattle-based global business accelerator called Capria seeks to provide investment support and help for new fund managers backing early-stage startups. Offering everything from capital, technical know-how, and connections to other fund managers, the accelerator takes on a longer-term commitment than the typical accelerator. Focusing on funds of about $8 to $15 million, the…

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CDFI Fund names winners of FY 2015 program awards

CDFI Fund names winners of FY 2015 program awards

Yesterday the CDFI Fund announced the winners of the FY 2015 Program award. Chosen from a pool of 356 eligible applicants, the 152 recipients were awarded a total of $160 million. Divided into two categories, Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance, the program represents an important source of capitalization for community development venture capital funds.Read more

Small Impact Investment Funds Outperform Conventional Funds of the Same Size

Small Impact Investment Funds Outperform Conventional Funds of the Same Size

On June 25, 2015, Cambridge Associates and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) published a report titled “Introducing the Impact Investing Benchmark.” This report contains findings from the first comprehensive analysis of the financial performance of market rate private equity and venture capital impact investing funds. At launch, participants of this Impact Investing Benchmark comprised…

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