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Renewal Funds Renewal Funds is one of the largest investors in the organic and natural food and green products sectors in North America in the early-growth stage. We focus on companies with between $1 and $20 million dollars in annual revenue, with passionate, values-aligned entrepreneurs and management teams that we can support through our capital, networks and expertise. We invest in sectors that are traditionally underserved by venture capital funds since they do not provide the short term hockey stick growth that successful technology firms have exhibited in the past. We provide patient capital, looking to be partners with our investee companies for 5 to 7 years, and are comfortable with businesses expanding at double, rather than triple, digit growth rates. After a first round investment we reserve capital for follow-on investment to support our companies as they grow and need to build infrastructure fund growth and/or add to their management teams. We work hard to bring valuable resources to our portfolio companies.

Venture Capital

OVERVIEW

Description

Renewal Funds focuses on sectors that are critical to a sustainable society, to which we bring experience, and which are underserved by professional investors. We provide patient capital, looking to be partners with our investee companies for 5 to 7 years, and are comfortable with businesses expanding at double, rather than triple, digit growth rates. Combined with the fact that 95% of all venture capital investment in North America has been directed to tech, clean-tech and bio-tech businesses, this provides us with excellent access to deals. Our core sectors also have strong growth trends. Research studies demonstrate that consumers are making healthier choices for themselves, their families and the planet and are willing to pay a premium for products and services that align with their values.

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

Provides direct investment

INVESTMENT RANGE:

$500,000 - $4,000,000

FUND SIZE:

98 million

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Clean and Green Technology; Fair Trade, Organic Products; Food and Nutrition; Water; Web, SaaS, Online Tech

social vs. financial return preference

  • 3: Balanced

Types of entities

  • For Profit

providing funding for these regions

  • US, Canada

funding types

  • Convertible
  • Equity

DEALS

ASSOCIATIONS

IA 50 2014 Manager

This company was selected as an ImpactAssets 50 2014 Manager.