CO Capital is a triple-bottom-line (environmental, social and financial) venture capital fund for early stage and growth companies with high potential to scale in Mexico and Latin America. We invest in business models with market-rate returns that contribute specifically to achieving the UN’s SDGs.
WE ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING MEXICO AND LATIN AMERICA ADVANCING ITS AGENDA IN:
- Successful sustainable and impact investments
- Capital access for underdeveloped markets
- Reducing social, financial, and business inequality
Enterprises scale new ideas to solve social and environmental challenges
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
- Mexican and Latin American companies with Triple Impact models
- Companies in rounds of institutional capital raising that require sustainable and profitable investment capital
- Disruptive business models focused on building scalable market solutions which contribute to achieving the 17 SDGs
EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT
We are looking for companies that offer access to high-quality, low-cost private education. The challenge and the opportunity to grow innovative models with such focus is very significant when we consider that, according to Mexicanos Primero studies, 88% of children between 0 and 3 years old in Mexico do not have access to educational institutions, 56% of children between 2 and 5 years old live in poverty and 72% of Mexicans do not have access to higher education.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
In Mexico, demand for health care services exceeds supply in all areas, with a disproportionate need in rural communities. According to CONEVAL, 45 million people have a very low level of accessibility to health services and 75 million people still have no access to health services. CO Capital is looking to support entrepreneurs to innovate and generate new solutions for underdeveloped markets.
HOUSING, WATER AND ENERGY
With nearly 65 million Mexicans living on less than $11,000 pesos a month, many suffer from unsafe housing, limited access to water, and lack of access to energy. CO Capital seeks to serve this lagging market by investing in companies that provide cheaper and smarter solutions for marginalized populations with limited access to utility infrastructure and adequate housing.
CO Capital investments in the economic development sector will seek to increase fair access to financial services for the vast majority of Latin Americans. 61% of Mexicans over the age of 15 do not have a bank account. That means 53 million Mexican adults lack access to basic financial services.
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD
Mexico imports 60% of the food it consumes, despite having huge areas of productive land. Of the 200 million hectares of arable land in Mexico, 142 million hectares remain unproductive, and 72% of that land could be used for agriculture (Source: Grupo Paisano). 61% of the rural population in Mexico lives in poverty, having little access to credit lines and crop coverage. CO Capital will seek investment opportunities that benefits small producers through new business models.