GATE Global Impact
George Washington University Global Entrepreneurship
Research and Policy conference
GATE Global Impact is a market infrastructure
technology company dedicated to social impact
Mission -The mission of GATE Global Impact (GGI) is to create market infrastructure that
facilitates investments in organizations for sustainable social and/or environmental benefit, in
addition to financial return. GGI is changing the funding paradigm by scaling new funding
sources from a global society for these types of investments.
Impact investing is a progressive new investment philosophy whereby an investor
proactively seeks to place capital in businesses that generate financial returns from
organizations committed to social, sustainable and/or environmental goals. The growth of
IMPACT INVESTING is borne out by global trends in macro /micro socioeconomics, NextGen behavioral finance, and ubiquitous social media that continues to drive participants and
awareness to this movement.
Technology GGI’s GATEWAY platform centralizes the way impact investments are sourced
and funded and enables financing solutions to societal challenges. The GATEWAY
technology platform is a USA regulatory compliant architecture that conducts transactions in
multiple currencies and languages and integrates portfolio management tools and
informational content. The technology differentiates itself by offering customized impact
measurement metrics, a tool to manage the performance of these types of investments.
GATE Global Impact leverages its market reach with
collaborative global partnerships.
Prudential Financial, Inc. - New York, NY. Lead investor in GGI in 2010
TBLI Consulting (TBLI Inc.) - Amsterdam, The Netherlands. International Corporate Development
• Triple Bottom Line Investing, is an organization that specializes in Environmental, Social and Governance
ESG and Impact Investing. Founded by Robert Rubenstein, CEO in 1998.
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Washington, DC. - Partner and Global Originator
• OPIC is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve
critical development challenges and works with the U.S. private sector to build businesses in emerging
markets thereby catalyzing revenues for job creation at home and abroad. The Enterprise Development
Network (EDN) designed to attract capital and political risk insurance for SME’s in developing countries.
United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) - New York, NY. Partner
• Launch in September, 2013 at the UNCG Leaders Summit. This partnership will connect Social Enterprise
Action Hub participants to funding opportunities through a central, standardized and regulatory compliant
investment transaction platform.
Indigo Group Limited - London, England. Joint Venture Partner, GATE Impact Partners (“GIP”)
• Indigo is a satellite-based telecommunications provider in Africa. The partnership was created to establish
impact investment capital specifically for low cost wireless internet access (“ImpactWIFI”) in rural areas
of Africa beginning with Kenya.
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups or JOBS Act
has been a growth catalyst for the democratization
of global capital.
Capital formation paradigm shift is underway
Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) was signed into law by President Barack
Obama on April 5, 2012. The law eased onerous securities regulations to encourage funding
of US domiciled and private SME’s. The law, phased in with key milestone dates, will
accelerate investment and distribution of private securities for investors.
Title II. Removal of the “general solicitation ban” September 23, 2013.
• September 23, 2013 is a seminal date in the history of US securities law. Title II commences
private company securities advertising for the first time in US history.
• Companies will create multi- media strategies including, TV, radio, and traditional and social
news media outlets to solicit investors and offer securities to the public
• Broader audiences of investors are available to secure funding
Title III. ”crowd-funding for securities" or access to non-accredited investors via the internet, will
democratize capital formation
Title VI. will increase of the holder of record provision and accelerate the amount of unregistered
securities offering in the US
Title V. or shareholders of record increasing from 500 Shareholders to 2000 shareholders without
triggering automatic SEC registration
The GATEWAY technology provides a global snapshot
of investment opportunities with search option metrics
to help refine targets.
GATEWAY’s core technology is an electronic trading
market customized for impact investment participants
Key aspects of the Platform include
Connectivity-- Designed for smooth interface and
interaction with existing software systems and protocols
Encrypted security protocols – Imbedded protections
Transparency -- Allows for fully transparent and
anonymous negotiations between trading counterparties
Regulatory compliance -- Designed to meet or exceed all
USA regulatory standards
Multilingual and multi currency capabilities - Designed
for global organizations with multiple global locations
Mapping technology – Designed for targeting regional
interests or investments
Portfolio Management Tools – Full reporting features
allows for ease of use in creating customizable reporting
Benchmarking and metric reporting – Peer group
benchmarks and reporting
GATEWAY’s education modules provide participants
with actionable knowledge through a wide variety of
global traditional and new media.
Social Media Sources
GATEWAY is able to transact assets across the capital
structure from debt to equity including new structures
for program related investments.
Primary Offerings/Private Placements
Investment Fund Listings
Other program or mission related asset structures, i.e. tax credits
GATEWAY’s capabilities include sophisticated portfolio
management tools with customizable reports and
Benchmarking / Ratings
Independent Mark to Market
Social Impact Ratings
GATEWAY offers an end to end solution for Capital
formation and secondary trading of private securities
within a USA regulatory compliant marketplace
An end to end solution to raising
money on an electronic platform.
Manage investors and participants
who have access to the project
Monitor all investor activity and
actions and including length of stay
View and manage the impact
investment opportunity and the
potential funders to conclusion.
Document storage and encryption
to protect proprietary data
Provide a customized web portal
Provide a GATE unique identifier for
GATE Global Impact’s competitive advantages
differentiates the platform among a crowded field in
traditional marketplace technologies.
• Easy user interface
• Robust back-end infrastructure
• Global Scale: multi lingual/multi currency
• Security and encryption
• Measurement metrics
• End to end solution for transaction
• Global scale in traditional media
• Global scale in social media
• Strategic partnerships
Our goal is to empower investors and issuers through
an impact investment platform dedicated to societal
needs and social movements.
Bring Transparency, Efficiency, and Liquidity to rapidly-expanding impact space by
applying traditional market models
Empower investors through proprietary tools that facilitate accurate evaluation of
investment opportunities and returns
Aggregate research/content/ratings/metrics to allow for more informed decisions,
effective execution, and improved understanding of the value of potential investment
Standardize the impact investing process
Provide resources for professional services
GATE Global Impact Current Deployments
GATEtrip – Tourism
GATEwomen – The Impact
Investment Platform for
- Linking socially responsible
Travel & Tourism projects with
- Through partnership with
Greenearth.travel, all projects
meet strict Green Growth
indicators. Created in
partnership with Prof. Geoffrey
- Driving impact investment to
businesses run by and/or
- Founded in partnership with
actress Maria Bello and
communications pioneer Clare
broadband and closing the
- financing low-cost, highspeed Internet access in
- Created in partnership with
provider, Indigo Group &