Save the Children’s Impact Investment Fund

Save the Children believe that to make a meaningful difference in children’s lives, more effort and money needs to flow to innovative and entrepreneurial solutions.

Investing in startups and social enterprises

Traditional development approaches alone are not enough to solve the world’s most complex problems. Startups and social enterprises have the potential to create enormous social impact. But too often, these enterprises don’t have the capital to help them grow their businesses and achieve impact at scale.

Their Impact Investment Fund provides loans and equity investments to help startups and social enterprises grow. They invest in enterprises aligned to Save the Children’s mission and back them with everything they’ve got to improve the lives of underserved children and families. They are excited about the opportunities in EdTech, Fintech and E-health to support rapid progress for children globally.

They use more than just their financial investment to help enterprises grow. With 25,000 Save the Children staff working in 115 countries, they have a global platform, operational footprint, networks and partnerships to bring to the enterprises they invest in.

They want to identify the companies that can make the best use of their skills and back them for the long run to generate financial returns for investors in their Fund. Their Fund is about creating solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems, whilst helping entrepreneurs and start-ups grow. They have the potential to change the world for the better, together, faster.

They provide loans and equity investment to enterprises that are improving the lives of vulnerable children and families. They focus on enterprises that:

  • have a positive impact at the core of their business
  • are already generating revenue
  • have passionate and talented founders and teams
  • have a strong and scalable business model

The Fund will provide flexible finance from $100k – $1m. It will invest in both not-for-profit and for-profit organisations, and enterprises can be in Australia or overseas.

To express your interest in investing, or if you have a great social enterprise you want to take further, they’d love to hear from you.

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