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The Eleos Foundation The Eleos Foundation strives to improve millions of lives by investing in pioneering business solutions to poverty.

OVERVIEW

Description

At Eleos, we believe that sustainable market-based solutions will be the most effective way to eradicate extreme poverty. From low cost education in India to sanitation in the slums of Kenya, we’re committed to innovative entrepreneurs solving tough problems.
We bridge the “Pioneer Gap” by providing entrepreneurs with the capital and advisory support needed to take their business from a pilot to a proven model, ready to scale. We also provide opportunities for like-minded investors to co-invest and learn with us along the way.

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

Provides direct investment

INVESTMENT RANGE:

$50,000 - $500,000

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Education; Health; Sanitation, Waste Management

Stages

  • 3) Prototype/ Pilot
  • 4) Early Customer Traction, Revenue
  • 5) Starting to See Strong Revenue Traction

social vs. financial return preference

  • 3: Balanced

Types of entities

  • For Profit
  • Hybrid

providing funding for these regions

  • Subsaharan Africa

funding types

  • Rev Share / Quasi Equity
  • Convertible
  • Equity

DEALS

TEAM MEMBERS

Team

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JIM VILLANUEVA

Managing Director of the GP/Eleos Social Venture Fund, which invests in early-stage social enterprises to expand opportunity for people living in poverty.

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JON PORTER

Impact Investing Consultant and Serial Social Entrepreneur with a focus on East Africa

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RAKESH APTE

Rakesh Apte is a Senior Investment Manager at Eleos.

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