These investments are not part of Catalyst at Large but are part of my personal portfolio. I share them only for illustrative purposes and they are not investment recommendations. I'm not currently accepting investment propositions. If you have a proposition that may be right for ClearlySo, Toniic or Investors' Circle, please contact them directly.
Aduna is a social business whose mission is to create demand for under-utilised natural products from small-scale producers, mostly women, in Africa.
Akasha restaurant in Los Angeles features New American cuisine offering comfort food with big flavors and sustainable ingredients, for carnivores and herbivores alike.
Apolitical.co is the first global peer-to-peer platform for government, helping public servants find the ideas, experts and partners they need to solve the hardest challenges facing our societies.
Beanfields Snacks is a snack food company making award winning Beanfields Bean & Rice Chips. The primary goal is to help improve the global food supply by creating delicious, plant based, Non-GMO snacks, with beans as the primary ingredient.
Cornerstone Capital Group is a financial services firm based in New York whose mission is to apply the principles of sustainable finance across the capital markets, enhancing investment processes through transparency and collaboration.
DailyWorth Daily Worth is the leading multi-platform financial media company for women who want more — more net worth, more self worth, and ultimately, more joy.
Extremis Technology provide a range of solutions for the most important shelter needs of people affected by earthquake, hurricanes, floods or war.
GreenBiz Group is a diversified media, events and services company that provides information to help companies of all sizes and sectors integrate environmental responsibility into their operations in a manner that supports profitable business practices.
Harry Specters is dedicated to creating the most delicious chocolates and employment for young people with autism.
Icestone is a New York-based lifestyle brand which makes beautiful, sustainable and responsibly-manufactured products which provide new life and purpose to materials that would otherwise be discarded.
IESO Digital Health (formerly PsychologyOnline) is the UK’s leading provider of expert, one-to-one psychotherapy over the internet that is helping transform the treatment of mental illness.
Let’s Be Frank is a hot dog company that uses only grass-fed beef from local producers in California, based on the principle that pasture-based livestock management is good for the rancher, good for the animals, good for the environment, and good for the consumer.
Landit is the personalized playbook for women seeking to move their career forward.
New Resource Bank in California is a business and consumer bank for people who are leading the way to a more sustainable world.
Playa Viva is an environmentally-conscious resort on the Pacific Coast in Mexico where guests can experience the bounty of the local ecosystem while actually helping it thrive.
What's Good Studios is East Africa’s leading digital content studio, based in Nairobi.
Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. We invest patient capital in businesses whose products and services are enabling the poor to transform their lives.
Aqua-Spark is an innovative investment fund that addresses the planet's health and food security while generating a high economic return through investing in Aquaculture.
Farmland LP was formed to demonstrate that sustainable agriculture at-scale is more economically viable than chemical-dependent commodity agriculture. We strive to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns to our investors using land management practices that align the interests of investors, the environment, farm managers, consumers, the communities in which we operate and future generations.
Calvert WIN-WIN was created to raise $20 million from women – and from those who care about women – to invest in organisations and projects that create opportunities for women and girls.
Grassroots Business Fund invests in businesses in emerging markets to drive economic development and improve local standards of living.
HIP Investor is an investment adviser and portfolio management firm that provides institutions, individuals, families, foundations – and their advisers – with HIP ratings which quantify the human, social, and environmental impact of each investment.
Next Wave Impact Fund strives to increase diversity in angel investing and high growth entrepreneurship.
Oikocredit does three simple things. We help people create their own path out of poverty. We do so in a way that leaves a positive impact on the planet. And we deliver a modest financial return back to investors like you. We call it a ‘triple bottom line’.
Patient Capital Collaborative invests in US companies with strong social and environmental impact that have applied for financing through Investors’ Circle.
Root Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training and strengthening market connections for agricultural small and growing businesses.
RSF Social Finance is a pioneering non-profit financial services organisation dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money. In partnership with a community of investors and donors, RSF provides capital to non-profit and for-profit social enterprises addressing key issues in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship.
Feed the Hunger Foundation provides critical loans to women led enterprises across Latin America, in partnership with Pro Mujer, in Asia, and in California.
SJF Ventures provides venture financing for and assists companies with innovative ideas in resource efficiency & sustainability and tech-enhanced services. Representative investment areas include asset recovery and reverse logistics, efficiency and infrastructure, sustainable agriculture and food safety, health and wellness, education, digital media, and technology-enhanced services.