At Positive Ventures,

we make what we call

DECISIVE INVESTMENTS.

“The interdependence between society and

the planet has never been more evident...” 

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DECISIVE INVESTMENTS

empowers us to grasp and make a dent in tackling the hardest social and environmental challenges of our time without compromising our ability and acumen 

to identify and invest in for-profit technologies

embedded with the core mission  of generating 

a future of shared prosperity in a healthy planet

To start,

nothing better than an Impact Investing overview...

Impact Investing is going mainstream

In 2020, the market reached roughly $715 billion in assets under management, according to GIIN.

Huge challenges to be solved

Climate crisis, economic inequality, gender disparity, racial injustice, and other crises are now on the spotlight of governments and society.

$2.5 trillion annual gap

In the funds needed to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

COVID-19 has disrupted  lives of millions of people

It has also made it even harder to achieve the SDGs as governments shift resources to survive the threats of the disease, including the exacerbation of inequalities.

With such remarkable growth of impact investing over the last years...

$715 billion

2020

$25.4 billion

2013

...we wonder how far impact investments might advance from now to 2030.

How do you

measure the impact of
DECISIVE INVESTMENTS?

As impact is not an exact science, it can often be difficult to measure and assess....

We strive to build a positive future.

Our mission? Simple. 

 

To back tech founders fixing the world at scale, generating  outsized impact for every dollar of revenue.

 

Based on science and evidence of impact, we’re

laser-focused on making Decisive Investments, channeling venture capital to daring entrepreneurs

in a restless mission to challenge the status quo. 

Those are the verticals we are investing in:

PLANET

PROSPERITY

Building emerging sustainable and regenerative systems, fostering low carbon economies and enabling a safe space for life on planet to thrive. 

SOCIAL
RESILIENCE

Designing human-centered technology to improve education, health, financial services, mobility, employment and beyond.

EMERGING
TECHNOLOGIES

Building infrastructure and technology levers to increase access to essential services and enable decisive impact at scale.

And to do it so,

we rely on frameworks to make our metrics more quantitative and bring a basis for comparison and guidance.

As guidelines we rely on...

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Positive Ventures follows closely the global Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”) agenda, set at the United Nations Summit in September 2015. The 17 SDGs represent a world call to action and guideline to protect the planet and secure a prosperous future for all humanity. We take this seriously and adopt this framework at the very beginning of our screening process when evaluating investment opportunities.

...for in-depth metrics and baselines...

IMPACT MANAGEMENT PROJECT (IMP)

The Impact Management Project (“IMP”) is the most accepted global consensus on how to measure, manage and report impact. We apply its frameworks for the investment opportunities that were selected among the best screened. Out of the 5 main dimensions for measuring impact, we are particularly concerned with the WHO, mostly focusing on investing in companies serving the underserved that were left behind. Applying IMP’s tools enables us to best define KPIs to be monitored.

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...and for an ESG view...

B CORPORATION

The B Corp certification goes beyond the certification of a product or service, being the only global certification that measures the entire social and environmental practices of a company.

As a B certified Investment Manager, Positive Ventures encourages and provides support to all our investees that want to pursue the certification.

All these frameworks are integrated in different parts  of our impact process

Starting with the Lead phase...

LEAD

QUALIFIED

NEGOTIATION

CLOSED

Phase of unmasking the founding team's impact intentionality; In depth analysis of the solvable challenge and its relevance according to our frameworks and identifying the corresponding SDGs.

Time to deep dive into an evidence-based research on the outcomes of similar interventions; envision the business impact opportunities and unravel the company's impact on the IMP’s five dimensions.

Moment to co-define the possible impact metrics to be measured;  define the Impact Champion of the company; write and sign the Positive Term Sheet.

After the closing, we enter the Impact Engine stage, in which we measure and report monthly KPI's on the impact of the investees; do quarterly reports for investors and an annual impact report.

With several societal challenges to be dealt with, we have a decisive decade ahead of us.

We see extraordinary opportunities in tech-enabled ventures that are taking aim at such challenges to build disruptive solutions that generate outsized social and environmental positive impact to repurpose the future. 

We are not a company with a mission. 
We are a mission with a company.

WHY

HOW

WHAT

WHY

We strive to fix the world at scale. Shame and guilt won’t get us there, technology will.

HOW

We deliver capital to tech companies fixing the world.

WHAT

We do decisive investments.

In the past years, we have invested in 11 companies taking their impact across 21 countries

Directing more than

R$60.000.000

for decisive investments so far

"From our LPs that are much more than just investors, 
supporting us with powerful reputational, intellectual, and ethical capital, whose values reverberate inside and outside the investment management company. We have no doubts that having investors who inspire us is a fundamental part of the value proposition that made us attract the exceptional – and decisive – assets that make up our investment portfolio.

 

We strive to establish a powerful flywheel, through which for every dollar invested we deliver positive societal impact alongside competitive financial returns, thus attracting more capital to be channeled into more decisive investments.

By doing so, we turn the flywheel into a virtuous cycle that everyone wins. This is the way forward and there must be no turning back.  "

Andrea Oliveira

42

Investors

76%

Were not impact investors

43%

Women

Repurpose the future

for people and the planet

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MAIN PORTFOLIO SDGs

Through investments in tech-enabled companies, we strive to increase access to essential services and scale them for millions of people in the global south.

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national and international awards and recognition conquered by Positive Ventures companies

1.283

Jobs generated, of which

824

are for women

Together, Positive Ventures' companies have attracted more than $63M of new investments

$670M

Portfolio Market capitalization

DIVERSITY

WOMAN

Positive Ventures and

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Our CEO, CMO and Analyst were elected as Top and Emerging Women investors in Latin American Tech

82%

of portfolio companies already meet the  2x diversity challenge

Entrepreneur

36%

Of our active portfolio have female founders.

Leadership

45%

Of our active portfolio

have female Board representation.

Employment

55%

Of our active portfolio have >50% female employees.

We are proud to be a spearhead and booster for the impact sector

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B IMPACT ASSESSMENT 

3 of Positive Ventures’ partners are members of ICE, which also represents GSG in Brazil

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Positive has offset 100% of its carbon footprint.

Partnering with: