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Subsaharan Africa; India

Beyond Capital Fund We utilize the highest caliber professionals and professional services institutions on a pro bono basis to solve some of the critical challenges of funding early-stage social enterprises. We receive donations from foundations, individuals and corporations to fund our investments. Whilst investing for financial as well as social returns, BCF is incorporated as a non stock corporation in Delaware and registered as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. BCF possesses a four-year track record, strong due diligence procedures and a committed and highly skilled team. We utilize the highest caliber professionals and professional services institutions on a pro bono basis to solve some of the critical challenges of funding early-stage social enterprises. We are able to attract a quality of resources to assist our social entrepreneurs that would otherwise be out of reach to them.

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OVERVIEW

Description

Beyond Capital Fund ("BCF") is an impact investment fund that promotes economic development in impoverished communities through our investments. Our focus is in the water, waste and sanitation, healthcare and energy sectors in India and East Africa. We are registered as a public charity. By addressing the lack of seed capital for social businesses, we specialize in providing early-stage financial investment along with management assistance, mentoring and expert advisory services. With our rigorous investment process, our aim is to achieve sustainability and scaled social impact for businesses that operate for the advancement of the population at the base of the economic pyramid.

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

Provides direct investment

INVESTMENT RANGE:

$50,000 - $50,000

FUND SIZE:

$1,000,000

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Energy; Health; Sanitation, Waste Management; Water

Stages

  • 1) Problem Identification
  • 2) Idea
  • 3) Prototype/ Pilot
  • 4) Early Customer Traction, Revenue
  • 5) Starting to See Strong Revenue Traction
  • 6) Solidifying Operations
  • 7) Rapid Growth
  • 8) Exit or Mature Business

social vs. financial return preference

  • 3: Balanced

Types of entities

  • For Profit

providing funding for these regions

  • Subsaharan Africa
  • India

funding types

  • Rev Share / Quasi Equity

TEAM MEMBERS

Team

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EVA YAZHARI

Eva Helene Yazhari is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Beyond Capital Fund and a member of the Investment Committee.

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ANNA-MARIE HARLING

Anna-Marie is Beyond Capital Fund's Director of Social Impact.

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BRIAN AXELRAD

Brian Axelrad joined Beyond Capital Fund in January 2011 and currently serves as Chief Investment Officer and member of the Investment Committee.

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HOOMAN YAZHARI

Hooman Yazhari is a Co-Founder of Beyond Capital Fund, Chairman of the Board of Directors and a member of the Investment Committee.

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NICHOLAS JAVA

Nicholas has been with Beyond Capital Fund since June 2012 and the Chief of Staff since July 2013.

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