Resources created and curated to support the growth of impact investing, for those new to the field and for experienced practitioners.
An Annual Showcase of Impact Investment Fund Managers
Geoff Woolley – Chief Executive Officer More Info
Geoff has been involved in impact investing and microfinance since he joined Unitus Labs as a board member in 2001. During his time as Unitus Lab’s Capital Markets Chair, he was instrumental in the launch of Unitus Equity Fund, the first commercially focused microfinance equity investment fund, and Unitus Capital, the first investment bank focused on serving microfinance institutions and social enterprises throughout Asia. Since 2004, Unitus Equity Fund (and its successor Elevar Equity) have raised two funds totaling nearly $95 million, while Unitus Capital has successfully arranged over $700 million in debt and equity financing for social enterprises since 2008. In early 2011, Geoff co-founded Unitus Impact to support livelihood acceleration in Asia and Africa, prove the viability of investments in livelihood ventures, and attract capital markets and other investors to the space. Among many positions, Geoff holds Board seats at Micro Benefits China and other social enterprises benefiting those at the base of the economic pyramid. He is a founding and current board member of SKS Microfinance, India’s largest microfinance bank, and Samhita Microfinance based in Bhopal, India.
Lee FitzGerald – Managing Partner More Info
Lee has spent the last 20 years as President and CEO of Venture Out, a San Francisco-based private investment firm focused on the financial services, hospitality, real estate, and development sectors. Lee joined Venture Out in 1987 as Vice President of corporate development after four years as an Associate in Boston-based law firm Csaplar & Bok’s real estate and corporate finance practice areas. Lee also serves as a director of the RockRose Institute, a San Francisco based non-profit that is committed to supporting, promoting, and advancing non-violent conflict resolution.
Beaudean T. Seil – Managing Partner More Info
Beau has been highly involved in the social enterprise and impact investing space for the last five years. As a Principal at Montara Point Investments, he worked with Geoff Woolley in connection with his global investment and management responsibilities related to venture leasing, microfinance, and impact investing. Immediately prior to the launch of Unitus Impact, Beau was a Principal at Capital Impact, where he worked extensively on the Sorenson Housing Opportunity Fund, a private equity fund focused on developing India’s affordable housing ecosystem, and spent significant time in China working on multiple projects and leading Capital Impact’s outreach in the PRC.
Percentage of Total Assets Under
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