elea Foundation

Impact through entrepreneurship

elea exists to fight absolute poverty with entrepreneurial means, capitalizing on the benefits and opportunities of globalization.

As an active philanthropic impact investor, elea aims at fighting absolute poverty with entrepreneurial means. We invest in social companies in regions where people’s daily income is less than three US Dollars and where we create the highest possible social impact with our means within our guidelines. Our organization fosters on entrepreneurial visions and ideas in countries of the South by investing in social entrepreneurs and their local projects which have successfully passed the startup phase, as well as by personally assisting them to lead their organization in a sustainable and self-preserving structure.

We aspire to be a role model organization with charisma in the field of entrepreneurial philanthropy. As a professional and active investment manager, we create measurable, lasting impact. We strive to be the partner of choice for social entrepreneurs and philanthropic investors, and to provide an attractive platform for ambitious, talented professionals.


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Location Zürich, Switzerland
Afghanistan, Africa, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Maldives, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South-eastern Asia, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
Agribusiness, Education, Agritech, Clothing and textiles production, E-commerce, E-learning, EdTech, Financial services, Insurance, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Retail and wholesale, Transport and logistics
SDG (1)
1. No Poverty