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Latin America; Middle East / North Africa; Subsaharan Africa; India; Southeast Asia; Central Asia

1to4 Angel impact investor through our unique GiftVest program which takes tax-deductible donations and invests them in seed-stage social businesses across the developing world. Once the initial investment and any upside are recovered, these funds are reinvested time and time again, amplifying economic reach and social impact. Donor-members are encouraged to collaborate, participate, and experience the world of social investing, becoming a driving force that leads to tangible results.

Angel; Foundation; Venture Philanthropist

  • Lignieres, none, Switzerland
  • www.1to4.ch
  • john@1to4.ch

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

Provides direct investment

INVESTMENT RANGE:

$25,000 - $150,000

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Agriculture; Distribution / Supply Chain; Education; Employment, Livelihood, Income Generation; Energy; Enterprise Development, SME; Environment, Climate Change; Fair Trade, Organic Products; Financial Serv./Inclusion, Microfinance; Food and Nutrition; Health; Housing, Shelter, Homelessness; Mobile; Natural Resources / Conservation; Sanitation, Waste Management; Tech; Water; Web, SaaS, Online Tech; Women, Girls

Stages

  • 1) Problem Identification
  • 2) Idea
  • 3) Prototype/ Pilot
  • 4) Early Customer Traction, Revenue

social vs. financial return preference

  • 2: Mostly Social Return Focused

Types of entities

  • For Profit
  • Non-Profit
  • Hybrid

providing funding for these regions

  • Latin America
  • Middle East / North Africa
  • Subsaharan Africa
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Central Asia

funding types

  • Debt
  • Rev Share / Quasi Equity
  • Convertible
  • Equity

DEALS

TEAM MEMBERS

Team

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JOHN AYLIFFE

Angel impact investor. Love really early stage stuff. Launched 1to4's GiftVest program in 2014 to raise more developing world social business seed capital.

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