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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.

BIO

Jim Villanueva is the Managing Director of the GP/Eleos Social Venture Fund, which invests in early-stage social enterprises to expand opportunity for people living in poverty. Jim is a longtime entrepreneur and investor in growth companies. Before joining Global Partnerships, he led the development of the impact investment portfolio at the Eleos Foundation as their Executive Director and a founding board member. Over the course of his career with several private equity partnerships, Jim invested in multiple industries across North and South America. He co-founded and sold a Spanish-language media company and a national Hispanic marketing and public relations firm. Jim holds an MBA degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and graduated with honors from Harvard College.

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

Provides direct investment

INVESTMENT RANGE:

$50,000 - $600,000

FUND SIZE:

$5,000,000

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Agriculture; Education; Energy; Financial Serv./Inclusion, Microfinance; Health; Mobile; Sanitation, Waste Management; Tech; Water; Women, Girls

social vs. financial return preference

  • 3: Balanced

Types of entities

  • For Profit
  • Hybrid

funding types

  • Rev Share / Quasi Equity
  • Convertible
  • Equity

JIM’S ORGANIZATIONS

    Logo for Funder #408 'The Eleos Foundation '

    The Eleos Foundation

    The Eleos Foundation strives to improve millions of lives by investing in pioneering business solutions to poverty.
    Education, Health, Sanitation, Waste Management
    Logo for Funder #1815 'Global Partnerships'

    Global Partnerships

    Global Partnerships (GP) is a nonprofit impact investor whose mission is to expand opportunity for people living in poverty.
    Agriculture, Clean and Green Technology, Enterprise Development, SME, Fair Trade, Organic Products (more)