Voxtra East Africa Agribusiness Fund
Last updated 13 July 2020, by Impactyield.
The Voxtra Foundation was established in 2008 by a group of Norwegian individuals who wanted to apply business-like investment discipline to philanthropy: rigorous screening, close follow-up on key performance indicators and milestones, and documentation of results. The tagline “Investing for Social Impact” was coined to demonstrate the view that a grant is an investment and should be managed as such.
In 2010, we decided to move further in the direction the tagline suggests, and started exploring ways to invest capital not just as grants, but also as loans and equity, in the pursuit of high and sustainable impact on poverty. In 2011, the Voxtra East Africa Agribusiness Fund was launched as our first impact investment vehicle with Voxtra AS as the fund manager. The fund is supported by leading Scandinavian actors such as Norfund, Norad, Gjensidigestiftelsen, Grieg International and Kavlifondet.
Incorporation year: 2011
Headquarters location: Norway
Currency for fund / product figures: USD (US Dollar)
Total firm assets under management: 18000000 USD
Membership and other professional affiliations: Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
Years top investment professionals have worked together: 1