This article showcases our top picks for the best America based Impact Investment companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Impact Investment industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top America Impact Investment Companies
Trafigura Beheer BV is a Dutch multinational commodity trading company founded in 1993 trading in base metals and energy, including oil. In 2008, the company had equity of more than $2 billion and a turnover of $73 billion that generated $440 million of profit.
By 2011, its revenue had increased to $121.5 billion and its profits to $1.11 billion. It operates from 55 offices in 36 countries.
It is the world’s third largest private oil and metals trader after Vitol and Glencore Xstrata. Trafigura was set up by Claude Dauphin and Eric de Turckheim.
It split off from a group of companies managed by Marc Rich in 1993. Dauphin owns less than 20% of the company, with the rest owned by 500 senior staff..
VC Include is a platform that accelerates investment into diverse and women-led fund managers by constructing an ecosystem of women, Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ fund managers in alternative investments. It is a membership organization that develops curated rooms of VCs, family offices, and institutional investors such as insurance and pension funds, wealth management firms, and banks in major markets, together with local civic partners.
It enables investors to have an access to deep insights around real-time investment trends such as Smart Cities, FutureTech, FemTech, Impact Investing, HealthTech, Fintech, and other content themes. It develops infrastructure for the economy and connects founders with environmental, social, corporate governance (ESG), and impact investing.
The firm aims to help general (GPs) and limited partners (LPs) broaden investment opportunities to improve outcomes through diversity. In 2018, Bahiyah Yasmeen Robinson founded VC Include in New York, New York..
Altium Capital is a healthcare investment firm focusing on the development of stage public mid-and small-cap equities. It focuses on identifying opportunities to invest in growth companies in the healthcare industry.
Founded in 2017 by Jacob Gottlieb, Altium Capital is headquartered in New York.. .
Citadel is a leading investor in the world’s major financial markets. In markets around the world, we work relentlessly to uncover and capture new opportunities.
Across a diverse range of investment strategies, we deploy our capital with the goal of generating consistently high risk-adjusted investment results for our investors and capital partners. At our core, Citadel is built to deliver excellence.
We have some of the most talented and focused minds in the industry, and we activate their ideas and strategies through a robust range of proven technologies and execution capabilities.. .
Avantis Investors is an investment management company focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships. The company offers a new suite of diversified investment solutions designed to fit seamlessly into investors’ asset allocations.
They focus on the efficient implementation of time-tested academic research to add value for investors through low-cost solutions that represent an evolutionary step forward for both passive and active approaches Avantis Investor helps clients achieve their investment goals through a persistent focus on providing well-diversified investment solutions that fit seamlessly into asset allocations and combine the potential for outperformance with the consistency of indexing. Avantis Investor was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, USA..
Thomas H. Lee Partners
Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
is a private equity firm investing in growth companies headquartered in North America. THL focuses its investment activity across four industry sectors: Business & Financial Services, Consumer & Retail, Healthcare and Media, Information Services & Technology.
Since its founding in 1974, THL has raised more than $25 billion of equity capital, invested in over 140 companies and completed more than 400 add-on acquisitions representing an aggregate enterprise value at the acquisition of over $200 billion. With dedicated sector and operating teams, THL brings deep domain expertise and resources to build great companies by helping to accelerate growth, improve operations and drive long-term sustainable value in partnership with management..
360 Sports, Inc.
360 Sports, Inc (360) creates family office style back-office solutions for active and retired professional athletes. 360 is one of the first companies qualified by the SEC, and possibly the first, as a Tier 1 Reg A company.
360 is a vertically integrated company that provides advisory, capital, and family office style back-office services for active and retired professional athletes. 360’s vertically integrated real estate division is dedicated to protecting athlete investments by acting as a construction manager or owner’s rep on each major real estate development.
Our mission is to maximize the business and impact opportunities professional athletes are passionate about while at the same time transform the current inefficient, fragmented, costly, and often predatory retainer and debt services commonly offered to athletes prior to receiving their first paycheck. 360 first engages with athletes in the form of a pro athlete business accelerator in 3 phases of growth.
The founders round, Seed Round and Reg A public offering to help acquire and scale the target business within qualified opportunity zones. 360 Sports, Inc.
is described in greater detail in “Description of Business” of its Regulation A registration statement filed with the SEC. We are projected to file up to 20 Reg A offerings in 2021 for up to $75 million each.
Each fund is dedicated to expanding capital formation to help entrepreneurs that live within opportunity zones to bring new ideas to market. By creating a dedicated qualified exchange for Reg A IPOs, retail investors can share the same upside as institutional investors within their own communities.
Betterment is a smart automated investing service that provides optimized investment returns for individual, IRA, ROTH IRA, and rollover 401(k) accounts. Its technology enables users to manage their investments in a customized, diversified portfolio.
Charging a management fee of 0.25%, the company enables users to access, view, share, and review their portfolio’s activities as well as deposit and withdraw money from anywhere, anytime. Betterments products also include Tax Loss Harvesting, a program that works to offset taxes on both gains and income; and RetireGuide, a series of online surveys to enable users to determine the success of their long-term financial goals..
LINLEY CAPITAL LLC
LINLEY CAPITAL is a New York-based private equity firm that invests in mid-sized companies, in the United States, Europe and Latin America, through leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and growth equity investments. The company invests in a wide variety of industries and sectors that include branded consumer products as well as selected subsectors of industrial and manufacturing businesses.
LINLEY CAPITAL has an investment strategy that is both long-term and conservative and works in close partnership with the management team to develop comprehensive and sustainable operating and growth strategies. LINLEY CAPITAL team has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and operations in the United States, Europe and Latin America.
The team shares a commitment to the reduction of investment risk and the increase of investor returns. It does this through extensive and meticulous due diligence, detailed financial analysis, a rational valuation approach and a prudent use of leverage.
LINLEY CAPITAL increases its investment returns with an emphasis on improving operations, on funding growth, and on multiple arbitrage through well planned exits. LINLEY CAPITAL believes in building long- term relationships through the fair and ethical treatment of its business partners in every part of the investment process.
John R. Jonge Poerink is Founder and Managing Partner of Linley Capital, and has over 16 years Experience in mergers and acquisitions, management and operations in The United States and Europe..
Cinnaire is a community development financial partner that supports community and economic development initiatives. It creates opportunities for people in need by seeking out and developing partnerships with mission-focused organizations and investors, and by deploying capital and expertise to foster community-driven revitalization.
Cinnaire has invested $4.2 billion to revitalize communities, resulting in more than $7 billion in community impact. It was established in 1993 and is based in Lansing, Michigan..
Mayon Ventures is a forward-thinking idea accelerator with offices in the US, Singapore and the Philippines. Mayon’s mission is to build successful companies through innovation, science and technology.
To accomplish this mission, Mayon has invested heavily in 2 factors: its talent and its technology. The team consist of industry leaders from top companies, including Google, Apple, Rocket Internet and Accenture.
In addition, it has incorporated sophisticated technology architecture and advanced business methodology to help accelerate its vested interest. Under Mayon’s umbrella are some of the most sophisticated companies innovating to solve everyday problems and create an impact that is geared to make a difference.
Their primary mission is to disrupt their respective space which includes the job marketplace, sharing economy, on-demand services, education, healthcare, financials, advertising, food and agriculture. Driven by its passion for innovation, Mayon will continue to immerse itself in groundbreaking ideas and cutting edge technology..
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is a global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit, and, through its strategic partners, hedge funds. The company generates attractive investment returns for its fund investors through a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation with KKR portfolio companies.
The company invests its own capital alongside the capital it manages for fund investors and delivers financing solutions and investment opportunities through its capital markets business. The firm has completed more than two-hundred-eighty private equity investments in portfolio companies with approximately $545 billion of total enterprise value as of June 30, 2017.
Assets Under Management (“AUM”) and Fee Paying Assets Under Management (“FPAUM”) were $153 billion and $114 billion, respectively as of September 30, 2017. Jerome Kohlberg, Jr.
and cousins Henry Kravis and George R. Roberts, all of whom had previously worked together at Bear Stearns, where the three completed some of the leveraged buyout transactions founded the company.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has completed a number of transactions including the 1989 leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco, which was a large buyout in history to that point, as well as the 2007 buyout of TXU, which is currently also a large buyout completed to date since its founding. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has offices in 21 cities in 16 countries across 5 continents.
The firm is currently headquartered in the Solow Building, New York, but in October 2015, the firm announced its intentions to occupy a newly constructed 30 Hudson Yards. In October 2009, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts listed shares in the company through KKR & Co., an affiliate that holds 30% of the firm’s ownership equity, with the remainder held by the firm’s partners.
Andav Capital is a venture capital firm that seeks to invest in the tech-enabled early-stage companies. It targets early-stage companies founded by underserved founders for above-market returns.
The venture capital firm partners with their portfolio companies, deploying the firm’s global network and cross-functional experience for capital-efficient growth, de-risking their portfolio companies through substantial and symbiotic partnerships with management teams, and introducing prudent operational and corporate governance practices. Nisha Desai formed the New York, New York-based firm in 2018..
Senior Living Fund Investment Management
SLF is a private equity company that underwrites and manages a diversified portfolio of healthcare real estate focusing on senior housing investments. It offers investors the chance to diversify their portfolios with an alternative, recession-resistant asset class of commercial real estate and senior living facilities.
The company was established in 2018 and is based in Lenexa, Kansas, United States.. .
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