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Entrepreneurship & Acceleration: Questions from the Field

Posted By Administration, Thursday, May 31, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Entrepreneurship & Acceleration: Questions from the Field
Return on Investment for Accelerators
GALI

As the number and type of accelerator programs expand, funders are becoming more interested in calibrating the return on investment for investments in these programs. While there are a number of ways to think about the value for money that accelerators provide, most aspire to accelerate the funds available to grow early-stage ventures through increases in revenue and investment.

This brief provides an initial look at venture outcomes during the year of acceleration in comparison to the cost of programs, expanding the ROTI methodology developed by the Argidius Foundation.1 The analysis suggests that the incremental flow of new funds into cohort ventures exceeds the amount that programs spend on operations and direct investments into cohort ventures. However, it also reveals considerable variability, suggesting that funders need to pay attention to where their accelerator funding dollars are going. 

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Tags:  2018  accelerators  ANDE publication  entrepreneurs  GALI  investment 

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Microfinance Funds – 10 years of research and practice

Posted By Administration, Thursday, May 11, 2017
Updated: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Microfinance Funds – 10 years of research and practice:
A Review and Analysis of CGAP & Symbiotics' Microfinance Investment Vehicles Surveys

by CCAP and Symbiotics

This 10-year review of the landscape of microfinance offshore investments is based on data collected through annual CGAP/Symbiotics surveys of Microfinance Investment Vehicles (MIVs) conducted between 2007 and 2016. The current paper largely focuses on MIVs, as defined in the disclosure guidelines – namely independent investment vehicles with more than 50% of non-cash assets invested in microfinance and open to multiple investors. However, and to a lesser extent, this paper also compiles data on some microfinance investment intermediaries (MIIs), such as funds open to single investors.

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Tags:  investment  investors  Microfinance  sector publication 

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Beyond the Threshold: Investing in Women-led Small & Growing Businesses

Posted By Alexander Pan, Aspen Institute, Thursday, October 17, 2013

Value for Women released a new research report, "Beyond the Threshold: Investing in Women-led Small and Growing Businesses," detailing the problems of under-investment in women-led small and growing businesses. The report is the culmination of research conducted in collaboration with ANDE, BiD Network, ING Bank Sustainability, and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and was launched at the 2013 ANDE Annual Conference in Glen Cove NY.  To read the full report please click here.

Value for Women
2013

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Tags:  ANDE publication  investment  Sector publication  SGB  women 

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Making Impact Investible

Posted By Alexander Pan, Aspen Institute, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The paper begins by providing a framework of understanding for the "impact investing” term, its forms of capital, institutional landscape, and blockers as well as enablers of further market growth. It then locates impact investing in the broader context of four megatrends that are creating new investment opportunities.Download the report  here.

Maximilian Martin
July 2013

Tags:  capital  impact investing  investment  opportunity  sector publication 

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