Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the three billion people who are left out of – or poorly served by – the financial sector. For more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries.
GAWA Capital is impact investment company that promotes social and economic development by leveraging private capital markets. It raises and manages investment funds to support the growth of social enterprises in under-served markets, while seeking financial returns for investors and a positive impact for society.
Elevar Equity, a human centered equity firm, invests in transformative and scalable ventures focused on underserved customers in low income communities. Led by an entrepreneurial emerging markets team regarded as impact investing pioneers, Elevar has been the founding or early growth capital in several profitable and affordable distribution models focused on financial services, education, agriculture, healthcare and housing. The Elevar Method of investing has democratized access to essential products and services for over 25 million underserved customers and catalyzed billions of dollars of capital into over 35 companies in India and Latin America.
Credit Suisse Private Equity is the private equity arm of global private bank and wealth manager, Credit Suisse. The division invests in mezzanine, buyouts, secondaries, primarily in Europe and North America. The firm is based in London, United Kingdom.
Kalei Ventures is a Latin American venture capital firm started by a group of investors and entrepreneurs with over 60 years of experience creating and backing successful ventures globally. Kalei is on a mission to find outstanding entrepreneurs creating global leaders based in the region. It was born with a clear focus on international expansion and global leadership for its portfolio companies, as demonstrated by the fact that its partners have lived and invested in startups across four continents and their networks span the whole globe.
Kalei held its first closing in January 2019 and has already invested in companies based in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and the USA. All the entrepreneurs we have backed have developed international careers themselves. Mexico, Colombia, and Peru also form part of our core geographies to source leading entrepreneurs.
In order to marry our international passion and expertise with the strengths of the regional ecosystem in Latin America, our investment thesis revolves around sectors where Latin America can create global leaders, either because of the quality of the education system and importance of regional companies in a particular sector or because of the global importance of the region as a percentage of the global output in a given sector. These sectors include software development applications (e.g. marketplaces, consumer internet, fintech, edtech) and sectors that heavily benefit from new trends like Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things (e.g. healthtech, agtech, logistics).
Kalei stands for ‘Kaleidoscope’, which symbolizes the importance of diversity of thought background, ethnicity, and gender in our team.
The Wayra Call is a cross-industry call for any start-up developing innovative digital products, services and technologies that can shape the world we live in. Successful applicants receive investment and acceleration services including office space in our Central London hub, and access to our world-class networks of partners, mentors, investors and coaches.
ALAYA Capital Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, startup, early and expansion stages and emerging growth investments. It seeks to invest in sectors such as innovative information technology, fintech, e-health, agribusiness and educational technologies, biotechnology and KPO (knowledge process outsourcing) and Digital TV. It seeks to invest in Latin America, with a focus on Argentina and Chile. The firm typically invests between $0.1 million and $0.5 million and holds its investments for five years, taking a minority stake. It was founded in 2010 and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina; with additional office in Cordoba, Argentina; Santiago de Chile, Chile and California, US.
BMO Mezzanine Fund is a private equity arm of BMO Capital Markets Corp. specializing in mezzanine debt investments in support of middle market leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth financings, corporate lending, loan syndications, corporate broking. It also considers the structuring alternatives, including deferred interest, equity co-investments, and warrants. The firm seeks to make subordinated debt investments between $4 million and $15 million and also underwrites and distributes subordinated debt in larger transactions. It may act as a lead or as the sole investor in the transaction. BMO Mezzanine Fund is based in Toronto, Canada.
The Carlyle Group is a company involved in the Private Equity Industry primarily. They operate more than $81.1 billion of equity capital under management. The firm operates four fund families, focusing on leveraged buyouts, venture & growth capital, real estate and leveraged finance investments. They recently opened up another arm for their hedge funds. The firm employs more than 575 investment professionals in 21 countries with several offices in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia; its portfolio companies employ more than 286,000 people worldwide. Carlyle has over 1200 institutional and private investors in 68 countries.
Canaccord Genuity Wealth Limited offers security brokerage services. The company provides market research and equity sales and trading, analysis, and financing services. Additionally, it offers tax, insurance, pension consulting, and online dealing services. Canaccord Genuity Wealth Limited was formerly known as Collins Stewart Wealth Management Limited and changed its name to Canaccord Genuity Wealth Limited in April 2013. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in London, United Kingdom. Canaccord Genuity Wealth Limited operates as a subsidiary of Canaccord Genuity Wealth Group Limited