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LGT Venture Philanthropy LGT Venture Philanthropy is an impact investor supporting organizations with outstanding social and environmental impact.

Accelerator; Family Office; Foundation; Investment Fund; Venture Philanthropist

OVERVIEW

Description

Established in 2007, LGT Venture Philanthropy (LGT VP) is a global impact investor supporting organizations with outstanding social and environmental impact. Headquartered in Zurich with local teams in Latin America, Africa, Europe, India, Southeast Asia, and China, LGT VP is committed to improving the quality of life of less advantaged people in developing and emerging countries, specifically in the areas of education, health and sanitation, agriculture and forestry, renewable energy, and information and communications technologies (ICT). LGT VP supports portfolio organizations through financial capital in the form of grants, debt and equity, transfer of business and management know-how, and access to relevant networks. To date, LGT VP has invested and donated more than USD 41 million into 46 organizations that have improved the lives of over five million less advantaged people. On average, LGT VP invests between USD 200,000 and USD 10 million in each portfolio company over the course of three to seven years. The organization works with institutional and individual clients that benefit from the experience, systems, processes and networks built by implementing the philanthropic engagement of LGT VP’s founder, the Princely Family of Liechtenstein/LGT Group. In 2013, LGT VP received the ESG Leaders Award in the category "Best Impact Investor" from TBLI (Triple Bottom Line Investing).

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

INVESTMENT RANGE:

$50,000 - $10,000,000

FUND SIZE:

$40,000,000

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Agriculture; Clean and Green Technology; Communications / Media / ICT; Distribution / Supply Chain; Education; Employment, Livelihood, Income Generation; Energy; Environment, Climate Change; Fair Trade, Organic Products; Financial Serv./Inclusion, Microfinance; Food and Nutrition; Health; Housing, Shelter, Homelessness; Natural Resources / Conservation; Sanitation, Waste Management; Training, Technical Assistance Services; Water; Women, Girls

Stages

  • 4) Early Customer Traction, Revenue
  • 5) Starting to See Strong Revenue Traction

social vs. financial return preference

  • 1: Social Return First

Types of entities

  • For Profit
  • Non-Profit
  • Hybrid

providing funding for these regions

  • US, Canada
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East / North Africa
  • Subsaharan Africa
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Central Asia
  • Oceania
  • Global

funding types

  • Grants / Donations
  • Debt
  • Convertible
  • Equity