Comments on: Impact capital is the new venture capital (Part II) http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/07/13/impact-capital-is-the-new-venture-capital-part-ii/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Get rid of Cellulite http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/07/13/impact-capital-is-the-new-venture-capital-part-ii/#comment-123398 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:43:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9546#comment-123398 Really informative post.Really thank you! Really Cool.

]]>
By: thanekreiner http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/07/13/impact-capital-is-the-new-venture-capital-part-ii/#comment-35463 Fri, 15 Jul 2011 23:50:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9546#comment-35463 We at Santa Clara University’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society believe that changing investment rules may accelerate impact capital, and importantly the benefit delivered by social entrepreneurs receiving the funds. We also believe that a critical element will be what we term “horizontal capital aggregation” – syndicating funding partners by aligning key objectives among different capital investment structures.

In fact, we are releasing a new report through our work with the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) that shows why impact capital investors face far greater challenges in creating efficient investment ecosystems than traditional VCs. Among the challenges: due diligence is conducted remotely; syndicates are assembled globally but impact measured locally; and the majority of impact investments still come from wealthy individuals or family foundations — not the corporate or professional money that supports the U.S. VC machine. Our report seeks to identify where opportunities exist to create consistent sources of capital flows to these socially-minded businesses, so they won’t have to scramble for new money at each stage of development. We hope this will catalyze exponentially better chances of success and therefore greater impact to the base-of-pyramid communities, creating nuclei for economic growth and systemic alleviation of poverty. The full report can be found here.

Thane Kreiner, Ph.D., executive director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Santa Clara University. http://www.scu.edu/socialbenefit/index.c fm

]]>