The Insitor Impact Fund finances companies that offer low-income families options for increased access to healthcare, education, affordable housing, water sanitation, and clean energy. The Fund will also invest in companies whose business models increase the earning potential of vulnerable communities. A minor percentage of the portfolio may be invested in financial institutions specialized in providing finance solutions to these sectors.
The Insitor Seed Fund is a South and Southeast Asia pilot impact fund. The Fund financed ten early-stage social businesses with operations in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and India through a mix of equity, mezzanine, and straight debt. Sectors include healthcare, education, energy, affordable housing, water and sanitation, and income-generating activities.
A new generation of socially-driven private companies have been entering the market to serve the unmet needs of
For most of them, access to early-stage funding is a major barrier to success as local capital markets focus on larger businesses and impact capital is primarily available to more mature companies.
We finance high quality startups and early-stage social businesses with the promise of growing them to a larger scale and higher profile.
We believe that long-lasting development will only come from a market-based approach that allows low-income
consumers, producers, and workers to operate in a fair and inclusive marketplace. Our goal is to contribute to the
development of such a marketplace, ultimately serving the unmet needs of low-income communities while promoting a
responsible and sustainable economy.
We focus on selecting and supporting pioneering companies whose success will spur the creation of new industries, creating a multiplier effect on our initial investment.
We strive to pursue maximum returns, but are conscious that investing in fragile economies for social impact comes at a cost and risk-adjusted returns are not within reach for now.