Investing in Bold Ideas

and partnering with enterprising founders intent on eradicating global poverty in this generation.

About

FINCA Ventures

FINCA Ventures is an impact investing initiative of FINCA International which builds on over 35 years of experience creating a global microfinance network that delivers financial access at scale. We know the challenges of building an enterprise in the world’s emerging markets and provide patient capital to innovative, high-impact social enterprises that spark household and MSME labor productivity. Our team actively partners with entrepreneurs who create solutions that meaningfully grow income and social resilience for families and small businesses.

Investees

Each of our investees is creating lasting impact for their customers. Our goal is to help them grow faster and smarter, and reach low-income populations more effectively and responsibly.

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Our Impact

FINCA Ventures
Early-Stage Companies Funded
8

Our Impact

FINCA Ventures
Investees with Women Co-Founders
75%

Our Impact

FINCA Ventures
Follow-On Capital Raised
$11.4 Million

Our Impact

FINCA Ventures
SDGs Directly Impacted
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Africa

Investment Profile

Climate change, technology and globalization are unleashing significant and indeterminate economic and labor shifts Africa. These intense and uncertain changes are taking place in the context of a rapidly expanding labor force that will also be increasingly urban. We see an opportunity for inclusive growth pathways as Africa matures into a global economic player by supporting companies that provide basic services to enable household and MSME productivity and resilience.

We invest in transformational ideas, partner with the uncompromisingly ambitious and commit to visions of inclusive growth at scale.

Below is what we look for when evaluating an impact investment. Learn more about the FINCA Ventures investment process.

Africa

Industries:

Energy
Energy
Education
Education
Health
Health
Agriculture
Agriculture

CAPITAL TYPE:

Equity, or convertible notes.

ROUND:

Seed / Series A:
$100-500K with additional capital reserved for follow-on.

CRITERIA:

Early-stage companies with business models where social impact grows with revenue. We back founders who show commitment to their communities and focus on responsible but ambitious growth.

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Why FINCA Ventures

Customer-First

FINCA represents the voice of the customer….FINCA has its ears close to the ground and a pulse on the customer.”
— Andi Kleissner, Amped Innovation

Why FINCA Ventures

Entrepreneur-Focused

“FINCA Ventures is not only a capital partner, but also a proactive supporter….That makes FINCA Ventures an invaluable partner.”
— Wambura Kimunyu, Eneza Education

Why FINCA Ventures

Collaborative

We work alongside founders, co-investors and others to create value and leverage our networks and expertise to remove obstacles and accelerate growth.

Why FINCA Ventures

Gender Lens

We believe sustainable growth comes from inclusive growth and aim to improve women’s access to capital. We seek female entrepreneurs and advocate for women in company leadership.

Why FINCA Ventures

Global Reach

We reach a global customer base through FINCA’s network of 20 community-based microfinance institutions and banks that serve over 2 million clients on five continents.

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Our Team

Alex Evangelides

Alex Evangelides

Investment Director

Melissa Tickle

Melissa Tickle

Investment Associate

Contact Us

Contact Us

If you are an entrepreneur, investor or ecosystem stakeholder that wants to learn more, partner or exchange learning, please drop us a line.

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About FINCA International

About FINCA International

FINCA International was founded in 1984 on a radical notion: giving small loans to the poor has the power to transform entire communities in a sustainable way. After impacting tens of millions of lives with responsible financial services, we are widening our focus to catalyze further economic growth and alleviate poverty in underserved markets around the world. We remain boldly committed to market-based solutions, and are supporting the rise of social enterprises delivering basic service and financial innovation to help low-income families and communities achieve a better standard of living.

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