Industry Evolution and Investors’ Circle

In an article published in the latest Social Innovations Journal, I briefly reflected on the status of the impact investing industry in relation to the 2009 Monitor Institute report, “Investing for Social and Environmental Impact: A Design for Catalyzing an Emerging...

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Sevamob Investment Snapshot

Sevamob provides primary healthcare via mobile clinics and a tele-health marketplace in India and South Africa. Shelley Saxena launched Sevamob in 2012 with $46,000 of founder funding and a vision for bringing primary healthcare to India’s rural poor. “We began by...

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What a September!

For Investors’ Circle, September was a month where the rubber met the impact investing road. It began with Beyond the Pitch: San Francisco, where we heard pitches and engaged with thirteen best-in-class companies as well as our colleagues. These entrepreneurs are...

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IC’s PCC Fund Participates in $1M Nepris Bridge Round

Nepris, a platform that connects educators with industry professionals to bring real world relevance to classrooms, has closed a bridge round of funding totaling $1 million. The round was led by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) and includes Investors’...

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This is not a one-size-fits-all proposition

How do we best support and accelerate emerging social innovation? We ask this question every day at IC and are especially attuned to it as we approach our 25th year and develop our 2020 Strategic Plan. There is one thing that I know for certain: it is about so much...

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White Paper: Shared Vision, Different Perspectives

Shared Vision, Different Perspectives: Catalyzing Co-Investment into Early-Stage Impact Enterprises in Kenya How can we better fund early-stage impact enterprises in Kenya? With growing interest from US impact investors and an emerging class of local angel investors,...

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PCC ’15 Closes, Makes New Investment

The Investors’ Circle Patient Capital Collaborative (PCC) has closed its most recent fund, bringing the total capital under management to $12 million. The PCC series of funds invest in early-stage, high-growth companies that are improving quality of life, alleviating...

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BTP and SOCAP: Action and Inspiration Coming Up in San Francisco

With a record-number of entrepreneur applications under review and good news to share, Investors’ Circle is gearing up for our next Beyond the Pitch event in San Francisco, September 12-13. I always look forward to these signature events, where the best and brightest...

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Beyond A Sponsor, Becoming A Partner

In May, Investors’ Circle hosted its first national pitch event of the year at Morgan Lewis’ offices in Boston. This Beyond the Pitch (BTP) event gave stage to 12 terrific impact enterprises – an awesome opportunity to tell their stories, mix and mingle, and ask for...

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