Vox Impact Investing Fund I


Last updated 13 May 2020, by Impactyield.

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Vox Capital is a venture capital fund that invests in innovative, high-potential companies serving the low-income population whose activities contribute to poverty reduction. Vox Capital injects capital and provides strategic advice and management support to leverage financial and social impacts.

Through its portfolio, Vox Capital aims to contribute to the creation of a Brazilian cluster of profitable, large-scale businesses with social impact, capable of attracting talent, innovation and domestic and international investment. As an actor in this cluster, Vox Capital intends, over time, to help improve the lives of millions of low-income individuals in Brazil.

Vox Impact Investing Fund I will raise BRL 60 million to support 10 innovative businesses that will provide disproportionate positive social impact to the Brazilian bottom-of-the-pyramid (BOP). It will focus mainly on the following sectors: will be: health, education, housing and financial services.

Financial description

Vox Capital will do equity investments in 10 innovative early stage companies serving the Brazilian BOP with solutions that help improve their lives. The average initial investment ticket will be USD 2,5 million. The fund will reserve 30% of its committed capital to follow-on rounds on portfolio companies.
The fund hurdle rate is Brazilian inflation (IPCA) + 6% p.y. The fund is adopting an innovative compensation model where carried interests are tied to the social impact performance of the fund. In this scheme, beyond the financial benchmark hurdle rate, the carry cost will be split in two halves: 10% for the financial return and an additional 10% if (and only if) the fund reaches a minimum level of social impact (as measured by GIIRS), as agreed and approved by the shareholders of Vox Impact Investing I Fund.

12 years

of track record


the year funded

60,000,000 USD


Asset manager

Vox Capital


Headquarters location:

SDG goals

SDG targets

Equal rights to ownership basic services technology and economic resources

Safe and affordable housing

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

Free primary and secondary education

Full employment and decent work with equal pay

Increase access to financial services and markets

Impact Category

Key performance indicators

Fund overview

Asset manager: Vox Capital

Product track record: Fund has 12 years of track record

Target IRR: 20%

Committed Capital: 20,000,000 USD (US Dollar)

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

Fund domicile:

Product status:

Style/Stage: ,

Inception year: 2011

Vintage year: n.a.

Target region: , , ,

Target close date: 01/07/2012

Product term: 10 + 2 years

Assets under management: 60,000,000 USD (US Dollar)

Investment size: Min: 1,000,000; Max: 15,000,000; Avg: 3,500,000

Co-investment policy: ,

Currency of investments:

Currency for fund / product figures:

Fund investments to date: 3

Fund investments to date exited or repaid: 0

Management fee: 2.5%

Carried interest: 20%

Hurdle rate: Inflation (BR) + 6%%

GIIN Investors' Council Investment: No

Limited Partners / Investors: Potencia Ventures

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


E-mail: vox@voxcapital.com.br prospeccao@voxcapital.com.br investir@voxcapital.com.br

Website: http://www.voxcapital.com.br

Phone number: 551130344555.00

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Antonio Moraes

Managing Partner

Daniel Izzo

CEO & Co-Founder

Impact Performance


Impact thesis

The stated goal of Vox Capital is to generate positive social impact by investing in high potential, profitable businesses serving the Brazilian bottom-of-the-pyramid population with solutions that help improve their lives. The importance of this goal and the commitment of the management team in delivering social impact are shown in the compensation scheme created for the success fee of the fund. In this scheme, portrayed in details on section, beyond the financial benchmark of inflation (measured by the IPCA index) plus 6% per year, the carry cost is split in two halves: 10% for the financial return and an additional 10% if the fund reaches a minimum level of social impact, as agreed and approved by the shareholders of Vox Impact Investing I Fund.
In order to measure and report the social impact for its portfolio companies and for the overall fund, Vox Capital is using the GIIRS (Global Impact Investing Rating System) methodology. Vox Capital is one of GIIRS pioneer funds, the first in Brazil to apply the methodology to its investment portfolio.
Vox Capital, together with the entrepreneurs of its portfolio companies, chooses IRIS impact metrics depending on the specifics of each business. There are no standardized impact metrics for every portfolio company.

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