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www.vergecapital.ca
Local Investment
for Local Impact
Tweet with us
@vergeccapital
#impinv
#socfin
#socent
#ldnont
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Impact
Measurement
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Mission
VERGE connects caring local investors with local
enterprises that have a social or environmental
mission at their ...
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OUR MODEL
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Impact
Investors
• Lending Capital Grants
& Investments
• Foundations
• Accredited Investors
• Investor Circles
• Priva...
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Idea Phase
• Coaching
• Business Plan Canvas
• Feasibility
• Connec ons
• Social Enterprise Evalua on
• Build Awareness...
What we do
 Social Enterprise Loan Fund
 Invest in high potential, start up social enterprises
 Measure Impact
 Invest...
Social Enterprise Loan
fund
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Work FLow
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Examples of
Success
Investor
Breakfast
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• $100,000 loan
• Fund start up costs including
staff, product and equipment
• Provide training and employment
for pers...
Document Title
Document Subtitle
Invested in 3Social
Enterprises!
!
Textbooks For Change
The Old East Village Grocer
For the Love of Laundry
With 3Impact A...
National Place-Based Network
 Member of coast-to-coast place-based social
finance network
 Victoria, Calgary, Winnipeg, ...
Shifting Culture
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We continue to spark conversations to
build a community-based framework
for social finance in the Lond...
www.vergecapital.ca
Social Finance Manager:
andre.vashist@vergecapital.ca
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@VergeCCapital
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Verge Capital presentation at the March 1, 2015 London Bridge Network Event

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Verge capital - Local Investment For Local Impact

  1. 1. www.vergecapital.ca Local Investment for Local Impact
  2. 2. Tweet with us @vergeccapital #impinv #socfin #socent #ldnont
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  5. 5. 6 Impact Measurement
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  7. 7. Mission VERGE connects caring local investors with local enterprises that have a social or environmental mission at their core. We will promote the growth of social enterprises and impact investors in our region of London and surrounding counties. 8
  8. 8. 9 OUR MODEL
  9. 9. 11 Impact Investors • Lending Capital Grants & Investments • Foundations • Accredited Investors • Investor Circles • Private Investors Expert & Advisor Support Local Intermediary Investment Ready Enterprises Access to Capital Impact + Return • Pillar’s Social Enterprise Program & Consulting Services • Entrepreneurship Ecosystem • VERGE Stakeholders & Volunteers • Identify Social Enterprises • Recruit Impact Investors • Measure Impact • Build Social Finance Market • Legal Structure • Robust Business Model • Community Bond • Impact Measurement Plan • B Corp Assessment • VERGE Social Enterprise Loan • Pitch Sessions • Pool Capital • Facilitate Investment • Growth of social enterprises • Increased investment locally • Scaled impact • Culture Shift OUR MODEL
  10. 10. 12 Idea Phase • Coaching • Business Plan Canvas • Feasibility • Connec ons • Social Enterprise Evalua on • Build Awareness Concept Phase • Strategic Planning ($) • Financial Check Up ($) • Business Plan ($) • Impact Measurement & Evalua on ($) Start-Up Phase • Social Finance Educa on • Investment Readiness Program • Wraparound Supports • Investor Engagement • Social Investment Metrics • Build Awareness SOCIALINNOVATION Spectrum of Supports Social Enterprise Lead: Lore Wrainwright socialenterprise@pillarnonprofit.ca Consul ng& Advisory Services Lead: Albert Brule consul ng@pillarnonprofit.ca Social Finance Lead: Andre Vashist Andre.vashist@vergecapital.ca
  11. 11. What we do  Social Enterprise Loan Fund  Invest in high potential, start up social enterprises  Measure Impact  Investor Relations  Tap into $40 billion of investible assets in our region  Complementary Intermediary Services  Ex: Community Bond (Innovation Works)  Social Finance Leadership = Culture Shift 13
  12. 12. Social Enterprise Loan fund 15 Work FLow
  13. 13. 16 Examples of Success Investor Breakfast
  14. 14. 17 • $100,000 loan • Fund start up costs including staff, product and equipment • Provide training and employment for persons with disabilities • Access to quality and affordable food in Old East Village • $10,000 loan • Fund start up costs including product, staff and marketing • Provide free access to laundromat through the sale of natural laundry products
  15. 15. Document Title Document Subtitle
  16. 16. Invested in 3Social Enterprises! ! Textbooks For Change The Old East Village Grocer For the Love of Laundry With 3Impact Areas Catalyzed $1,250,000 Local Impact Investments Global Education Poverty Aid and Reduction Employment Opportunities Tapping Into Estimated $40 Billion Investible Assets In Our Region Gained Support From 8Major Partners + The Government Of Ontario +! +! With $250,000+ In Our Social Enterprise Loan Fund Ready to Lend to Organizations With A Social or Environmental Mission
  17. 17. National Place-Based Network  Member of coast-to-coast place-based social finance network  Victoria, Calgary, Winnipeg, London, Toronto, Ottawa, Charlottetown, St-John’s 21 Photo Courtesy of MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
  18. 18. Shifting Culture 22 We continue to spark conversations to build a community-based framework for social finance in the London region
  19. 19. www.vergecapital.ca Social Finance Manager: andre.vashist@vergecapital.ca 23 @VergeCCapital

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