We invest in enterprises that are already profitable, or are on the road to profitability. Enterprises that have created sustainable business models are the most likely to reach significant scale and deliver the financial and social impact our investors want to see. With our focus on impact at scale, we invest in proven models that can generate cash to fuel their own growth.
SIGNIFICANT MARKET SIZE POTENTIAL
Our enterprises work primarily in markets with low price points and low margins, leaving the one road to profitability through scale. We stress test our investments' readiness for scale beyond local markets with our 'eyes on the ground' experts around the world, and work directly with our enterprises to ensure a rock-solid foundation on which to build accelerated expansion.
We ensure that our investments create sustainable and fair business models that share value appropriately between all stakeholders - employees, consumers, investors, partners, etc. A rising tide lifts all boats, and as our companies grow, we want the whole community to benefit.
Our investments seek to bring the economically disenfranchised and marginalized into the global market. Whether it is creating access to jobs and additional income, or increasing access to affordable essential goods and services, our enterprises create the social impact we seek by creating pathways into the global market for the disenfranchised.
We will apply a gender lens across our entire investment cycle to invest in businesses that directly empower women. We seek to increase access to capital to female-led businesses, improve workplace equity at the employee and leadership level, and increase access to products and services that bring women into the formal economy.