The Ultimate Social Venture Capital List

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Social Venture Capitalists will play a transformative role in the future of our society to solve the most challenging social and environmental issues. Traditionally, the field of impact investment has not been the hot spot in venture capital, but that is not the case anymore. Using the power of money to accomplish social good is the trend of the moment, and Impact investment is capturing the growing attention of mainstream investors.

Although the social startup ecosystem is still in its building phase, it is growing quickly as more investors seek out companies that both achieve positive returns and influence on the world. In general, impact investing funds can invest in different asset classes, and this article is focused on social venture capital firms making impact investments in private markets, particularly investing in companies tackling big health and social problems.

How we define a Social Venture Capital Fund?

In our list, Social Venture Capital Funds have been selected through a set of criteria based on the self-reported mission statement of the investor. These include:

  • The investor having a dedicated fund with the intention to generate a social impact alongside with a financial return.
  • The investor having a particular focus on women or underrepresented founders.
  • The investor having a specific focus on startups that tackle big social and health problems.

Find the Right Investor

We hope our list will help you identify potential investors, but it’s important to research the right investors for your business and tailor your pitch to them. Various Social Venture Capitalists focus on different geographic locations, industries, and startup stages. Before pitches, you need to research their investment strategy first to learn more about the investor. Furthermore, you can also use specific selection criteria to qualify the investor’s interests. These include:

  • Target investment Stages, such as Seed, Pre-Series A or Series A.
  • Target and Active Markets – Global or having a specific region focus
  • Target Investment Size
  • Target Sectors

Here is the List

Company
Overview
Sub-Categories
Based In
Impact Investment Group
Impact Investment Group is a leading Australian Impact Funds Manager, with investments in Renewable Energy, Real Estate and Venture Capital.
Based In:
Australia
Caspian Impact Investments
An investment advisory firm that invests capital in socially responsible, multiple bottom line businesses delivering financial and social value.
Based In:
India
Rethink Capital Partners
Acts as an umbrella platform for Rethink Education, Rethink Impact, Rethink Community, and Rethink Food.
Based In:
United States
HEED Capital
Company :
HEED Capital is an impact venture fund normalizing sustainable innovations.
Based In:
United States
Planet N Group of Companies
Emerging markets focused high-tech and social impact investment firm dedicated to development through digitization.
Based In:
United Kingdom
Blue7 Pte Ltd
Company :
A Singapore based impact investor founded in 2016.
Based In:
Singapore
Uberis Capital
Company :
An early stage impact fund investing in ventures that serves the People and the Planet in Southeast Asia.
Based In:
Cambodia
Ananda Impact Ventures
A leading European venture capital investor focused on scaling impact-driven for-profit enterprises.
Based In:
Germany
Propel Capital
Company :
Invested in innovative, durable social impact solutions to the world's most pressing challenges.
Based In:
United States
Bethnal Green Ventures
Europe’s leading early-stage tech for good VC.
Based In:
United Kingdom
B Current Impact Investment Inc.
The first impact investment institution in Taiwan.
Based In:
Taiwan
Access Ventures
Company :
Changing the way the world invests.
Based In:
United States
Simpact
Company :
First impact investment venture capital fund in Poland.
Based In:
Poland
Better Ventures
Company :
Backing entrepreneurs building a better world.
Based In:
United States
Social Impact Capital
Social Impact Capital is a top decile finance-first social impact VC.
Based In:
United States
Impact Ventures UK
Venture fund providing early-stage growth capital to social startups in the UK.
Based In:
United Kingdom
Impact X Capital
Funding the undiscovered, creating the extraordinary, impacting the world.
Based In:
United Kingdom
Adobe Capital
Company :
Focuses on providing mezzanine financing for socially and environmentally impactful startups.
Based In:
Mexico
London Impact Ventures
An all-stage venture capital firm investing in people and companies with a vision to grow and a mission to succeed.
Based In:
United Kingdom
Salesforce Ventures Impact Fund
Salesforce Ventures launches Impact Fund to invest in cloud startups with social mission
Based In:
United States

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