Global Partnerships/Eleos Social Venture Fund

The Global Partnerships/Eleos Social Venture Fund (SVF) is an impact-led fund investing in early-stage social enterprises to expand opportunity for people living in poverty in East Africa. The fund was created to address the “pioneer gap” by supporting early stage social enterprises with a combination of investment capital and advisory support. 

What We Look For 

We invest in strong and capable founding teams with experience in the geography/ industry and a long term commitment to achieving impact and serving the BOP. We also look at unique value proposition, scalability, traction and funding plan.  

Focus Sectors & Geography 

We invest in Education, Energy, Health, Water, Sanitation and Rural Livelihoods across four countries in East Africa: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.  

Funding Strategy

The fund provides seed capital of $50-100K, with the ability to provide follow-on funding of ~$500K in each subsequent round of financing. In addition to financing, SVF provides advisory support and specific technical assistance, where required.


Targets Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda
Sectors Clean technology and energy, Education, Healthcare, Water, sanitation and hygiene