VilCap Investments, LLC
United States of America
Last updated 12 May 2020, by Impactyield.
Emerging countries (256) / Africa (127) / Eastern Africa (50) / Kenya (12)
VilCap Investments LLC invests in early-stage enterprises around the world that strive to make a positive social and/or environmental impact, focusing on addressing economic inequality and resource scarcity/sustainability.
The fund will exclusively source investment opportunities through the peer-selection process operated within eligible Village Capital programs. The Fund will generally make seed-stage investments in the form of debt, convertible debt or equity and/or enter into revenue sharing arrangements with peer-selected Portfolio Companies, and evaluate these companies for additional follow-on capital commitments
Village Capital has an innovative peer selection model that equips entrepreneurs with skills as investors and democratically allocates capital, shifting the traditional power dynamics between those solving problems and those deploying funds.
In the peer-selection process, a group of entrepreneurs focused around addressing a given social or environmental issue in the target sectors of health, education, energy, financial services, and sustainable agriculture, spends 12 weeks receiving training and mentoring, building their ventures and giving one another feedback. Throughout the program, the entrepreneurs themselves evaluate each other against early-stage investment criteria. At the end of the program, the final peer-evaluation designates two enterprises as the most investment-ready.
VilCap Investments seeks early-stage, high-growth ventures that have the potential to produce market-rate financial returns because they a) identify true customer demand and meet customer needs with a strong value proposition that solves a real problem b) position themselves within a market in which they can establish a differentiated advantage and c) address sizable markets in which they can scale.
The fund will generally make seed-stage investments of $25,000-100,000 in peer-selected ventures sourced through Village Capital programs in the form of debt, convertible debt or equity and/or enter into revenue sharing arrangements with such peer-selected Portfolio Companies. The fund also plans to evaluate these Portfolio Companies for additional follow-on capital commitments of $100,000-350,000 in the form of debt, convertible debt, equity or revenue sharing arrangements.
of track record
the year funded
Equal rights to ownership basic services technology and economic resources
Universal access to safe and nutritious food
Universal access to sexual and reproductive care, family planning and education
Free primary and secondary education
Safe and affordable drinking water
Universal access to modern energy
Expand and upgrade energy services for developing countries
Increase access to financial services and markets
Key performance indicators
Asset manager: VilCap Advisory
Product track record: Fund has 7 years of track record
Target IRR: n.a.
Committed Capital: n.a.
Target return category: Risk-adjusted market-rate of return
Fund domicile: United States of America
Product status: Closed - still investing
Style/Stage: Early Stage, Growth Stage, Seed Stage
Inception year: 2016
Vintage year: n.a.
Target region: Africa, Eastern Africa, Emerging countries, Kenya
Target close date: 01/10/2015
Product term: 10 year term
Assets under management: 15,000,000 USD (US Dollar)
Investment size: Min: 25,000; Max: 500,000; Avg: 125,000
Co-investment policy: LPs have priority, With LPs and non-LPs
Currency of investments: USD (US Dollar)
Currency for fund / product figures: USD (US Dollar)
Fund investments to date: 40
Fund investments to date exited or repaid: 3
Management fee: 2%
Carried interest: 20%
Hurdle rate: n.a.
GIIN Investors' Council Investment: No
Limited Partners / Investors: n.a.
Limited Partner / Investor Type: Family Office, Other Institutional Investors
Phone number: 6503878008.00
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Village Capital programs focus on developing entrepreneurial solutions to specific problems related to economic inequality, poverty alleviation, resource scarcity and environmental sustainability. In sourcing investments from these programs, the Fund will plan to invest in a diversified range of sectors, including, but not limited to, affordable housing, agriculture, education, energy, financial services, health, livelihoods, mobile technology, sanitation and water.
VilCap Investments believes that to achieve lasting social and environmental impact, the focus on positive change must be integrated with the operational success of a business. The fund therefore looks to identify and invest in businesses that intertwine their measurement of impact along with the key metrics that demonstrate the financial success of the business.