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Entries Tagged as 'impact investing'

IGNIA Makes Investment in Barafon

October 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment · VC, socent

Tweet In June, I wrote about IGNIA, a social venture capital (“impact investing”) firm that has just closed on its first fund. In some exciting news, yesterday IGNIA announced an investment in a Mexican company called Barafon, a “provider of public telephony and related services to low income populations in Mexico through a network of [...]

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D.light Design Raises New Venture Funding

June 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment · VC, socent

Tweet Wow, it’s been a great week for the world of social venture capital and impact investing! First we get the news that IGNIA has closed on its first fund, and today, we receive news that D.light Design has raised $5.5 million in Series B funding from Omidyar Network, plus all of its major Series [...]

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IGNIA, a Social VC Firm, Closes its First Fund

June 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · VC, socent

Tweet If you’ve followed this blog for awhile (or just thought about this blog’s URL) you probably know that one of my passions is the intersection of investing and social impact. I’ve written at length about what I learned about for-profit social entrepreneurship from Nathaniel Whittemore and StartingBloc, new incubation initiatives like the Unreasonable Institute, [...]

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Impact Investing: A Call to Action

November 24th, 2009 · No Comments · VC, socent

Tweet …………. A little less than a year ago, Monitor Institute, an affiliate of the consulting firm Monitor Group, released a comprehensive report on the current state of the impact investing world. If you have read my post regarding the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), or the Antony Bugg-Levine’s article in Beyond Profit magazine but [...]

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Beyond Profit Magazine

November 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments · socent

Tweet I just wanted to make a quick plug for a new magazine called Beyond Profit. They launched earlier this year, and you can find an online version of their inaugural issue here. Beyond Profit’s mission is to “bring you the most interesting and unique stories, people and ideas from the social enterprise sector. Learn [...]

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The GIIN and the Importance of Ecosystems

November 13th, 2009 · 5 Comments · VC, socent

Tweet In September of this year, the the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) launched at the Clinton Global Initiative. You can read the press release here. What is impact investing, you may ask? As GIIN explains, impact investing is “the use of for-profit investment to address social and environmental problems.” If your first thought is [...]

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