Impact Investment Fund launches: a new $100 million socially-conscious Aussie start-up fund
The constrained Australian venture capital industry is about to receive a $100 million infusion earmarked for companies that promise to do good for society or the environment.
The Impact Investment Fund is the brainchild of Melbourne-based social investor Geoff Gourley.
The fund intends to invest a minimum of $100,000 in fledgling companies, which are on track to return a financial investment, but which also work towards socially or environmentally-progressive aims.
So-called impact investing may be a nascent concept in Australia, but a report by the World Economic Forum in 2014 estimated the market would be worth upwards of $US650 billion by 2017.
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