Hivos Impact Investments

We are an impact investment management company that operates impact funds aligned with the philosophy of the Hivos Foundation – creating impact as well as the essential financial return. In a modern world, ever more interrelated and immediate, we believe that these two concepts go hand-in-hand.

We are looking to expand our portfolio and make equity investments and convertible loans through our two funds under management: Hivos Food & Lifestyle Fund and Hivos Mideast Creatives Fund.

Our portfolio companies live the brand, are high-impact, have a strong and dedicated team, are strong on documentation, have loyal customers, are scalable on both finance and impact and have a clear exit strategy. We aim to invest between €50,000 and €500,000 per deal, but typically invest within the lower range in first-time deals.

Hivos Food & Lifestyle Fund

Hivos Food & Lifestyle Fund is aimed at food companies in Southern Africa. We invest to make a financial return and to create a sustainable food system from farm-to-fork, to allow people in Southern Africa to have a healthy, diversified diet with local foods that are produced in ways that increase biodiversity and restore soils.

Why are we doing what we do?

Hivos Food & Lifestyle Fund invests according to the following investment criteria:

  • Stimulating the Food & Food Lifestyle industries.
  • Impact on food & health, soil degradation and food loss.
  • Contributing to the ecosystem by investing in the ‘missing middle’.

Where do we invest in?

Prospect companies for the Hivos Food & Lifestyle Fund must be active in the food & food lifestyle industry in the broadest sense possible.

  • Reinvented local traditional food products
  • Urban farming
  • Biopesticides and organic fertilizers
  • Farming related geodata
  • Innovative solutions for food handling & food transport
  • Track & trace solutions within the foodchain
  • Food waste reduction
  • Retail; organic food & beverages
  • Nature-based cosmetics
  • Food media and food marketing that promote healthy and sustainablediets

In which countries do we invest?

The geographic focus of the Hivos Food & Lifestyle Fund is Southern Africa, especially South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabweand Malawi.

Hivos Mideast Creatives Fund

Hivos Mideast Creatives Fund is aimed at the creative industries in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA). We invest to make a financial return and to stimulate the creative industries – to allow young people in the MENA to chase their dreams, increase transparency, solve social problems and contribute to society.

Why are we doing what we do?

Hivos Mideast Creatives Fund invests according to the following investment criteria:

  • Stimulating creative industries
  • Stimulating impact on freedom of expression & information, arts & culture, transparency & accountability, empowering economy for civic society, youth employment and gender equality.
  • Realising our target 8 % annualized financial return, for which we focus on (early stage) growth companies, with a management enjoying a proven track record.
  • Contributing to the overall ecosystem, by investing in the ‘missing middle’ and actively fulfilling a conduit function between the companies the Fund invests in and the global network of its stakeholders.

Where do we invest in?

Prospect companies for the Hivos Mideast Creatives Fund must be active in the creative industry in the broadest sense possible.

The following clusters are defined as creative industries:

  • Start-ups in ICT that ameliorate more fair societies
  • Start-ups in (digital)mediaStart-ups in (digital) creative services
  • Start-ups that use technologies or innovation to increase access to essential foodstuffs
  • Start-ups that are innovative in core art

In which countries do we invest?

The geographic focus of the Hivos Mideast Creatives Fund is the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), with a special focus on Tunisia, Egypt, Jordanand Lebanon.

Details

http://www.hivosimpactinvestments.com/
The Hague, Netherlands
Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Malawi, Morocco, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Agribusiness, Computer software, Construction, Creative, media and entertainment, Food and beverage, Internet, Mobile, Real estate, Renewable energy, Water, sanitation and hygiene

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  • Profile picture of Isanga Anthony
    Isanga Anthony posted an update on the Investment Fund page Hivos Impact Investments.

    My name is Isanga Anthony and an entrepreneur in Clean renewable energy in Uganda. Do I qualify for Hivos funding.

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      Isanga Anthony posted an update on the Investment Fund page Hivos Impact Investments.

      Hello

      • Profile picture of Bernice Robbertse
        Bernice Robbertse posted an update on the Investment Fund page Hivos Impact Investments.

        Hi @Tecnalin2020, thanks for posting on our page regarding your business. Please send your business plan to bernice@hivosimpactinvestments.com. We will contact you after about two weeks after receiving your business plan. Best regards, Bernice

        • Profile picture of Tecnalin2020
          Tecnalin2020 posted an update on the Investment Fund page Hivos Impact Investments.

          i have a strong business idea with a total investment of only $150,000 to yield cumulative net profits in excess of $1m in just a year period and average monthly sales of $50,000. Interested investor can contact me via my Email- tecnalin2020@gmail.com.

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            Hicham Messkher posted an update on the Investment Fund page Hivos Impact Investments.
            • Profile picture of Dejene Mulugeta
              Dejene Mulugeta posted an update on the Investment Fund page Hivos Impact Investments.

              the technological solution is new in the field and also the world.
              it used for drinking water saveing system from invisible leakage and contamination control for each house hold’s and others the water users.
              you can return your investment with in a year!!

              • Profile picture of Dejene Mulugeta
                Dejene Mulugeta posted an update on the Investment Fund page Hivos Impact Investments.

                I am looking for fund to start my new innovative technological solution for drinking water challenge solution.
                the technological solution is new in the field and also the world.
                at this time I am finishing manufacturing prototype and pilot test by domestic level with best result. and ready to join the market.
                email to me ?
                dejenemulugeta50@gmail.com
                many tanks!

                • Profile picture of KADIO AFFI
                  KADIO AFFI posted an update on the Investment Fund page Hivos Impact Investments.

                  I’m looking for fund to start an innovative red wine packing project that is never done in Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) or less in others countries in world.
                  Believe me that you will multiply your investment at least by 50, so do not hesitate to contact me if you want your money growing.
                  I have more than 6000m2 of land at 20 km of the capital city Abidjan to build the packing plant.

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