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Capria Ventures' closes new $100 million global fund and will allocate investments to African startup
Capria Ventures, the global investment firm focused on backing early-stage impact-driven businesses, announced its first Global South Fund II close at $100 million.
The new fund will focus on investing in 20-25 tech startups in Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The Global South Fund II aims to generate positive social and environmental impact in sectors such as healthcare, education, financial inclusion, and agriculture.The fund’s investors include a mix of development finance institutions, family offices, and institutional investors from around the world. Key among the investors in the fund includes Gates Ventures, the investment vehicle of tech mogul, Bill Gates. Other institutional investors include Crystal Springs Foundation, Inc., OIP Investment Trust, Sall Family Foundation, and Brakeman Family Trust, as well as two founders of Pioneer Square Labs. The Global South Fund II builds on the success of Capria’s first fund.
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