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

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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

  1. 1. Global Catalyst Initiative (GCI) Agenda-- What We Do How it Works Our Work to Date Team The Challenge(s)
  2. 2. What We DoGCI helps emerging social ventures prove their model and attract growth funding Helping marketinnovators eradicate poverty
  3. 3. How it WorksTraditional Angels Seed/Venture Series A Capital Seed/VentureImpact Ventures ??? Series A Capital
  4. 4. How it Works (cont.)PROVING CAPITALFund to key milestones (financial)Technical assistance (human)Networks (social)
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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?
  8. 8. 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

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