GMC and Bob Pattillo (founder) have helped start or been a founding
investor in the following Ventures:
Established in 2002 in Tunisia with 17 representatives from 7 Arab countries, it is the first and only regional network designed to serve microfinance institutions in the Arab world. Now with 79 members, Sanabel members have served 3.3 million active clients representing 62% of the region’s overall active clients, with a portfolio of two billion dollars representing 76% of the region’s overall portfolio by December 2018.
The first commercial microfinance fund of funds. Investable capital: $75 million. Top quartile of all commercial emerging market funds of that era. Ten year review here.
Investor in responsible Microfinance and SME Finance institutions that scale with integrity.
$18m investment company focusing on microfinance banks in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa.
First equity microfinance fund in India. 60 loans and 12 equity investments, all but one successfully exited; early and critical investments in many of India’s leading MFIs: Ujjivaan, Equitas, Janalakshmi, Sonata.
Platform to combine high risk catalytic development agency resources with the scale and execution efficiency of the private sector.
Flip flops made from natural, earth- friendly natural rubber.
A Local Currency Fund to 45 microfinance banks in Latin America and the Caribbean. $69 million disbursed.
One of the world’s largest international microfinance institutions providing small, socially responsible loans to low-income entrepreneurs, most of whom are women, across Asia and Africa. IPO in 2018. Operating in 13 countries: Ghana, India, Kenya,
Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Phillipines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia. Serving 2.4m clients. Gross OLP of 424m USD.
Launched by Caspian, an equity fund that invests in Indian micro and housing finance companies.
Lender to Affordable Schools in India. Most charge tuition of less than $3 per week. First lender to Affordable Schools in the world. Spawned the education finance industry, first in India, now across the world. Also the ripple effect. Varthana, Shiksha.
Fund for early-stage emerging market enterprises, including d.light, MKopa, and BKash.
$120m microfinance Fund of Funds (CMI, IFIF, Prospero, Africap).
Student behavior software to celebrate success, address areas for improvement. Families and students can trust there will be consistency in both positive and negative consequences.
Expanding community access to safe and healthy food in regional New Orleans.
Beekeeping increases agricultural productivity 8x. hives rental, candles, honey flavored with mangos, citrus, eucalyptus.
The largest organization in the world supporting impact-driven, seed-stage startups.
A seed stage fund within the Gray Ghost Ventures family. Primary accomplishment was founding Village Capital.
A professional fellowship program in India for aspiring social enterprise practitioners. 300+ alumni.
Grows pongamia trees with protein- and oil-rich seeds. Unlike soybeans which devastate the environment, our trees restore degraded land to productive use. Closed a $40m investment round at a $110m valuation.
Tools to facilitate mobile payments through existing platforms, focusing on merchants in E Africa.
Fortune magazine ranked bKash among the top 50 companies in their Change the World list in 2017: 22% of Bangladeshi adults use bKash with 4.5 million daily financial transactions on their mobile. Asia Money declared bKash as the Best Digital Bank(2018). The World HRD Congress declared it as one of Asia’s best employers in 2017.
Equity fund for smaller MFIs in Latin America.
Established in response to the financial crisis in the US and Europe.
Created to promote a secondary market for microfinance equity positions in Latin American MFIs and build a track record of exits and realized value.
Works with adolescent, marginalized girls and boys in India. VOICE conducts activity-based camps in government and low-cost private schools.
Report cards on schools in India that help investors, donors, and families choose the best.
Investing in edtech companies that offer solutions to low-income families in the education, jobs & livelihoods areas. (CBA)
Improve lives of ultimate customers at Bottom of the Pyramid by providing demand-driven commercial capital and appropriate advisory solutions to create and scale profitable businesses with exemplary financial, social, and environmental impact.
12 schools in Nairobi built from shipping containers.
Portable language lab and mobile based language learning services.
Deploys technology along with specially trained women health workers to factories, corporate offices, ambulances, and clinics to connect patients to doctHERs’ global network of home-based female healthcare providers and specialists.
Designs and executes Customer Success strategies to improve sales.
Free Books for kids on Jio mobile phones. 1m readers to date. Expecting 150m readers, Jio has 450m subscribers. Subsidiary of WR Global, distributor of 50m digital books to 15m youth across Africa, Latin America, and South Asia.
Partners with pharmacies and licensed chemical shops to bring them proven rapid test technology for chronic and acute conditions, enabling them to expand their business, and giving patients a convenient way to monitor their health, wherever they are.
Emerging leader in the healthcare/telehealth space, offering comprehensive virtual/remote and on-site care solutions spanning telehealth, healthcare services marketplace platform and hospital services.
Bank dedicated solely to funding the education eco-space in Nigeria aims to positively disrupt the standard and quality of education in Nigeria, by providing the much-needed financial resources and services to the education sector.
Bank dedicated to providing financial assistance to the Low & Middle Cost Private Schools (L&MCPS) across Pakistan.
B2B mobile-based platform connecting farmers to urban traders with aim of reducing food wastage and to stabilize market prices.
Technical field agents provide farmers with advice and support throughout the growing season, and help them aggregate crops for sale to large buyers. Platform connects farmers with the information, suppliers and service providers they need to minimize costs and maximize harvests.
Manufactures and distributes low cost, affordable menstrual hygiene management care production.
Helps farmers access high-quality farm inputs, financing, insurance and extension through an online to offline platform that provides tools and technology to agri-retailers to upskill them to provide quality agricultural products, finance, insurance and extension to their farmers.
Accelerator for female fund managers in India and SE Asia.
Spun into MicroVest.