Investing in Social Impact Innovation

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HOW TO INVEST IN SOCIAL IMPACT INNOVATION

MIT Solve finds, funds, and supports tech-based social entrepreneurs around the world and connects them with our Member community to accelerate their impact. To date, Solve has brokered over $25 million in funding for entrepreneurs globally.

We know that access to early-stage capital remains a major growth constraint for for-profit, impact-focused entrepreneurs. To help bridge this gap, we launched Solve Innovation Future as a first-of-its-kind dedicated venture fund structured as a donor-advised fund (DAF). We aim to serve as a model for other DAFs, philanthropic donors, and impact investors interested in building the field of social impact investing and unlocking more capital towards early-stage social ventures globally.

Download this white paper to learn more about Solve Innovation Future and the answers to key questions around DAFs and early-stage impact investing, including:

  • How do I determine my investment, impact thesis, and process? 
  • How are DAFs commonly misused and how can we bridge this lost opportunity?
  • How can I invest in social entrepreneurs lacking connections to traditional venture-capital hubs?
  • Why should DAF capital be deployed as first-risk capital for early-stage entrepreneurs?
  • How have Solver teams like Access Afya, Kinedu, and Queen of Raw benefited from founder-first investment structuring? 

Download Solve's white paper on investing in social impact innovation.

HOW TO INVEST IN SOCIAL IMPACT INNOVATION

MIT Solve finds, funds, and supports tech-based social entrepreneurs around the world and connects them with our Member community to accelerate their impact. To date, Solve has brokered over $25 million in funding for entrepreneurs globally.

We know that access to early-stage capital remains a major growth constraint for for-profit, impact-focused entrepreneurs. To help bridge this gap, we launched Solve Innovation Future as a first-of-its-kind dedicated venture fund structured as a donor-advised fund (DAF). We aim to serve as a model for other DAFs, philanthropic donors, and impact investors interested in building the field of social impact investing and unlocking more capital towards early-stage social ventures globally.

Download this white paper to learn more about Solve Innovation Future and the answers to key questions around DAFs and early-stage impact investing, including:

  • How do I determine my investment, impact thesis, and process? 
  • How are DAFs commonly misused and how can we bridge this lost opportunity?
  • How can I invest in social entrepreneurs lacking connections to traditional venture-capital hubs?
  • Why should DAF capital be deployed as first-risk capital for early-stage entrepreneurs?
  • How have Solver teams like Access Afya, Kinedu, and Queen of Raw benefited from founder-first investment structuring? 

ABOUT SOLVE

Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve world challenges. Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation. Through open innovation Challenges, Solve finds incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs all around the world. Solve then brings together MIT's innovation ecosystem and a community of Members to fund and support these entrepreneurs to help them drive lasting, transformational impact.