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India; Southeast Asia; Central Asia

Unitus Impact Unitus Impact is a venture capital firm investing in scalable businesses that improve the livelihoods of the working poor in Asia's fastest growing economies.

OVERVIEW

Description

To date, Unitus Impact ("UI") has invested in a proof of-concept portfolio of five businesses, and is now raising the Livelihood Impact Fund, L.P. ("LIF"). The proof-of-concept portfolio includes all investments made by Unitus Impact since the firm was founded in February 2011 which consists of (1) PT Rekan Usaha Mikro Anda "RUMA", (2) Mukshag Yuk Access "MYA", (3) Visage Holdings and Finance Private Limited "Kinara Capital", (4) Micro Benefits Limited "Micro Benefits", and (5) Viet Phu Payment Services Vietnam "MobiVi". LIF is a target USD $50 mm fund that plans to invest in twelve to fifteen scalable, early stage companies in Southeast Asia and India. Such investments will be focused on increasing incomes and improving the livelihoods of the working poor by linking underserved populations to formal markets, engaging the working poor as suppliers or distributors, and/or providing underserved consumers with products and services that improve their lives. Simultaneously, as an early stage investor, UI will help these companies scale their operations and impact, achieve commercial success, and generate long-term capital appreciation for investors.

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

Provides direct investment

INVESTMENT RANGE:

$500,000 - $2,000,000

FUND SIZE:

30,000,000 - 50,000,000

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Distribution / Supply Chain; Employment, Livelihood, Income Generation

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

providing funding for these regions

  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Central Asia

funding types

  • Debt
  • Equity

DEALS

ASSOCIATIONS

IA 50 2014 Manager

This company was selected as an ImpactAssets 50 2014 Manager.