Impact First Investments 1


Last updated 12 May 2020, by Impactyield.

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Impact First Investments manages the first Israeli investment vehicle specifically designed to leverage local technology and innovation to create global social impact. The vehicle aggregates capital from Israel and abroad to make early stage and follow on investments in globally scalable companies that provide technological solutions to global social, medical, and environmental challenges. To achieve its expected social and financial returns, its management team will leverage venture and debt capital, its vast experience in managing both financial-first and impact-first investments, and its extensive international network of business leaders and industry experts with the Israeli government’s proactive policy and support for technology oriented companies and projects.

The vehicle’s management team is comprised of seasoned investors, managers at leading Israeli VCs, and third sector executives. The Fund is attracting significant pro bono assistance from the business community in Israel and intends to leverage this in its day-to-day activities by involving business leaders on the fund level and in its portfolio companies.

Financial description

The Fund’s investment strategy is built on an equity and debt financing structure, and therefore does not solely rely on exits, but rather a combination of equity returns and loan repayment to achieve its expected financial goals. The Fund aims to return market rates to its investors while it maintains its portfolio’s highest possible Social Return on Investment (SROI).

8 years

of track record


the year funded

20,000,000 USD


Asset manager

Impact First Investments


Headquarters location:

SDG goals

SDG targets

Equal rights to ownership basic services technology and economic resources

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

Free primary and secondary education

Universal access to modern energy

Key performance indicators

Fund overview

Asset manager: Impact First Investments

Product track record: Fund has 8 years of track record

Target IRR: 20%

Committed Capital: 2,000,000 USD (US Dollar)

Target return category: Risk-adjusted market-rate of return

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Inception year: 2015

Vintage year: n.a.

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Target close date: n.a.

Product term: 10 years

Assets under management: 20,000,000 USD (US Dollar)

Investment size: Min: 100,000; Max: 500,000; Avg: 800,000

Co-investment policy: ,

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Fund investments to date: 3

Fund investments to date exited or repaid: 0

Management fee: 2%

Carried interest: 20%

Hurdle rate: 6%%

GIIN Investors' Council Investment: No

Limited Partners / Investors: Dr. Yoav Ben-Dror, Mr. Nir Kalkstein, Mr. Meir Heth

Limited Partner / Investor Type: Endowments/Foundations, Family Office, Other Institutional Investors




Phone number: +97 254 7702586

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Cecile Blilious

Managing partner, Co-founder

Yoav Yardeni


Impact Performance


Impact thesis

The vehicle seeks to build a portfolio of globally scalable for profit social enterprises that provide technological solutions to global social, medical, agricultural, and environmental challenges. The Fund’s primary goal is to finance Israeli technology companies that specifically aim to improve the lives of individuals and communities around the globe.
To measure and quantify the social value of its portfolio, Impact First intends to operate as a GIIRS-rated fund. GIIRS will provide social and environmental performance ratings for Impact First as a fund and also for its portfolio companies in the impact areas of governance, workers, community, and environment. GIIRS will rate Impact First and its portfolio based on industry specific KPIs in each of its investment sectors.

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