Mercy Corps Ventures
Entrepreneurs around the world are deploying disruptive business models and transformative technologies to solve the biggest challenges of our time. These startups have the potential to reach £2.6 billion climate-vulnerable people, £1.1 billion unbanked people, and £128 million small businesses with innovative climate-focused and digital finance products that could drive their resilience. However, entrepreneurs are often undercapitalised and don’t have access to the resources they need for their ventures to survive and scale.
Mercy Corps Ventures invests in and catalyses venture-led solutions to increase the resilience of underserved individuals and communities. Founded in 2015 as the impact investing arm of Mercy Corps, we’ve supported 47 early-stage ventures to scale and raise over £349 million in follow-on capital. 49% of our portfolio has at least 1 female co-founder and centres around climate adaptation and resilience-building solutions in adaptive agriculture and food systems, inclusive fintech, and climate-smart technologies, so that those living in frontier markets can withstand disruption and plan for the future. Through capital and support, piloting new approaches, action-oriented insights, and rigorously managing impact, we catalyze the ecosystem toward smarter, more impactful investments.
Powered by Mercy Corps
Outside of Mercy Corps Ventures, we support entrepreneurs within Mercy Corps to develop and grow social enterprise-inspired models for impact.