Equitas I


Last updated 13 May 2020, by Impactyield.

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Equitas Ventures is a management company set up in Buenos Aires Argentina to create means and funds oriented toward sustainable and impact investing. Our first fund is Equitas I, set up with local Banco Columbia as lead investor together with Avina. We are currently working on two new funds for the region, one is oriented toward inclusive business models together with Ashoka Argentina, the other aims at becoming the first true green regional fund for remediation and recuperation of ecosystems.

Financial description

Equitas I raised 500 k, and invested in 4 loans and 2 equity investments. Average ticket was 70 k.

13 years

of track record


the year funded



Asset manager

SDG goals

SDG targets

Equal rights to ownership basic services technology and economic resources

Encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices and sustainability reporting

Sustainable food production and resilient agricultural practices

Universal access to sexual and reproductive care, family planning and education

Universal access to modern energy

Increase global percentage of renewable energy

Expand and upgrade energy services for developing countries

Full employment and decent work with equal pay

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Key performance indicators

Fund overview

Asset manager: Equitas Ventures Argentina

Product track record: Fund has 13 years of track record

Target IRR: 4%

Committed Capital: 450,000 USD (US Dollar)

Target return category: Below risk-adjusted market-rate of return

Fund domicile:

Product status:


Inception year: 2010

Vintage year: 2010

Target region: , , ,

Target close date: 01/12/2011

Product term: 10 year term

Assets under management: n.a.

Investment size: Min: 50,000; Max: 200,000; Avg: 0

Co-investment policy: ,

Currency of investments:

Currency for fund / product figures:

Fund investments to date: 6

Fund investments to date exited or repaid: 2

Management fee: 2%

Carried interest: 15%

Hurdle rate: 4%%

GIIN Investors' Council Investment: Yes

Limited Partners / Investors: Banco Columbia, Avina

Limited Partner / Investor Type: Development Finance Institution (DFI), Endowments/Foundations, Family Office, Pension Funds, Other Institutional Investors


E-mail: contacto@equitasventures.com

Website: http://www.equitasventures.com

Phone number: 5491132425406.00

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Diego Luzuriaga


Margarita Carles


Impact Performance


Impact thesis

Our first Fund invested in 4 companies with clear social impact (base of the pyramid health solutions, production of goods in hands of mentally disabled under the poverty line, technologies for base of the pyramid and production and exports of organic fruit produced in cooperatives). Two investments were done in companies with environmental impact: eolic energy in Patagonia and R&D for natural pest control.

Impact Management


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