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Overview presentation on Global Catalyst Initiative impact investing initiative by Founder Shawn Smith.

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    Global Catalyst Initiative: Finance Lab at the Social Finance Forum 2012 Global Catalyst Initiative: Finance Lab at the Social Finance Forum 2012 Presentation Transcript

    • Global Catalyst Initiative (GCI) Agenda-- What We Do How it Works Our Work to Date Team The Challenge(s)
    • What We DoGCI helps emerging social ventures prove their model and attract growth funding Helping marketinnovators eradicate poverty
    • How it WorksTraditional Angels Seed/Venture Series A Capital Seed/VentureImpact Ventures ??? Series A Capital
    • How it Works (cont.)PROVING CAPITALFund to key milestones (financial)Technical assistance (human)Networks (social)
    • Our Work to DateAn Experiment Partners & Advisors$300,000 pilot budget150+ ventures reviewed6 grantee/investeesPositive early signsEarly LessonsIt’s not a lack of capitalIntermediation and long term support keySubsidization likely required
    • Team Core Team Sean Peters Shawn Smith Nanjala Nyabola The Committee 12+ professionals on fundraising, pre-and-post investment support, including CAs, MBAs, CFAs, legal and investment professionals. Current AdvisorsKeely Stevenson (Bamboo) Ron Dueck (Farris)Kevin Starr (Mulago) Carter Crocket (Karisimbi)Andy Lower (Eleos) Samuel Ssenyimba (LGTVP - PENDING)Teju Ravilochan (Unreasonable) Ryan Fix (Pure Project) + GCI Entrepreneurs
    • The Challenge(s) 1) How to function as a private sector styleintermediary, in a market that can’t pay for it.2) Is in-house capital to scale our investments important or should we focus on building intermediary and incubation expertise?
    • ContactQuestions For more information, please contact us: Sean Peters sean@catalystinitiative.org ? +1 604 209 7336 Shawn Smith shawn@catalystinitiative.org +1 778 385 5552