VILLAGE CAPITAL finds, trains and invests in entrepreneurs solving real-world problems in agriculture, education, energy, financial services, healthcare among others. It builds communities around entrepreneurs and their ventures to improve opportunities for growth and success.
Given its conjunction of core geographies with education being one of the focal areas, Gray Matters Capital invested in Village Capital with an objective to scale its social impact. Based on the concept of the “village bank” in microfinance, Village Capital builds cohorts of entrepreneurs for education programs with partners worldwide. At the end of each program, entrepreneurs assess one another, and the top-ranked receive capital from partner investors. This peer-selected model delivers better results for entrepreneurs and to investors like Gray Matters Capital.