This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco 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 San Francisco Impact Investment Companies
When ValueAct Capital Partners sees untapped value, it acts. The firm, known for its activist slant, buys large stakes in undervalued companies and works with their management to boost performance.
Founded in 2000, ValueAct manages some $1.5 billion on behalf of institutional and wealthy individual investors. ValueAct’s current portfolio includes stakes in Advanced Medical Optics Inc.
(contact lenses; nearly 15%). The company successfully thwarted Advanced Medical Optics’ proposed acquisition of Bausch & Lomb in 2008, saying Advanced Medical could not successfully absorb its rival..
eFin is a consulting company. it offers an algorithm driven equity research platform designed to help people make intelligent investment decisions.
The company offers services such as proprietary stock scoring system, results driven robo-advisor, second level hedge fund ai engine, and on demand ticker based research. eFin was founded by Charles Moscoe, Derek Capo, and Kristaps Ronka in 2015..
They provide objective advice. They believe that earning a client’s trust involves both a high standard of conduct and a high level of competence.
Tyhey built this firm in part to demystify and filter the deluge of “news” and information served up to promote advertisers or pad the pockets of a media channel. Their clients benefit from their portfolio design and management skills that reflect expertise and experience, independence and honesty..
Rosewood Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity firm that has over 25 years of history focused exclusively on making equity investments in the consumer growth sector. Our philosophy is to back profitable consumer companies led by passionate management teams and proven business models.
We serve as a value-added partner by providing unparalleled access to our deep and dedicated network of consumer executives and drawing from our extensive experience in financing consumer growth companies. Through our partnership, we are committed to helping entrepreneurs build the next generation of market-leading consumer brands.
Since 1985, Rosewood Capital has partnered with entrepreneurs building leading consumer growth companies. Rosewood is a value-added partner, providing every CEO in our portfolio with the Firm’s extensive experience financing world-class consumer companies and a network of executives from the country’s best-known consumer brands.
Rosewood has successfully invested venture capital and growth equity in many different types of consumer businesses. We are particularly comfortable working with closely held, family or founder-controlled businesses.
We provide capital both to finance growth and we tailor investment structures to suit the specific growth needs and long-term objectives of each portfolio company. We believe our flexibility and long-term focus make Rosewood an ideal partner for management..
Fluxx’s provides a cloud-based platform that powers impact philanthropy. It connects givers and doers, creating capacity, increasing visibility, and improving collaboration for organizations throughout the philanthropy ecosystem.
The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.. .
GoodLabs, a platform that connects everyday shoppers with the causes they love. Their first product, Charity Checkout, enables retailers of all sizes to offer their customers a round-up or add $1 donation, just like what you’ve seen at big box stores.
The opportunity for checkout donations is massive, although to-date it has been limited to the largest retailers and non-profits. In 2012, $358MM+ was donated through checkout campaigns at only 61 large chains including Safeway, eBay, McDonalds and Walgreens..
PEAK PERFORMANCE Group of Companies
PEAK PERFORMANCE Group of Companies consists of three divisions (The International Institute for Peak Performance, Peak Performance Finance and Peak Performance Global Equity) whose activities range from encouraging personal growth to hugely beneficial profit and tax strategies and high-performing investment management, PEAK PERFORMANCE Group of Companies helps people position themselves for securing extreme wealth on a long-term basis and helps entrepreneurs take their business to the next level. Its client base of accredited investors benefit from private equity and hedge funds that outperform market indices on a regular basis.
With operations based in San Francisco, London and Latin America, PEAK PERFORMANCE Group of Companies has a global reach.. .
At Seamless Planet our mission is to provide a simple and effective solution for individuals who want access to experiences anywhere in the world. We’ve accumulated a vast inventory of activities, things to do and unique experiences to offer to travelers.
When searching for the perfect experience for the traveler, we use a mix of artificial intelligence and the human touch to personalize the best activity that fits the travelers needs and wants.. .
invencor offers both its consulting and venture managed companies over a century of combined experience, established contacts and personal relationships throughout the United States. The Team has deep expertise in operations and finance, critical to the needs of seed through mezzanine stages of any company’s life cycle.
Debra R. Guerin Beresini and D.
Kirk B. Westbrook, invencor’s principals, have worked together since 1995 while employed at Silicon Valley Bank.
The nationally recognized bank specializes in serving pre-profit, early stage technology companies most of which are backed by venture capitalists. Since their departure from the Bank in 1997, they have been working with early stage companies providing strategic direction for numerous clients in International Venture Fund’s target markets.
Both principals leverage over 40 years of combined experience with a very hands-on approach to provide early stage companies guidance as well as access to extensive personal contacts throughout each of the targeted areas. In addition to Ms.
Guerin Beresini and Mr. Westbrook, invencor also enjoys the additional resources provided through its partnership in International Venture Fund I with the principals of Santa Fe Venture Partners (SFVP).
SIXUP is a for-profit technology company innovating the way to provide scalable financing and digital wrap-around support to high-achieving, low-income students who are underfunded and underserved. Through a systems-based approach, we aggregate, underwrite, fund, and produce a new asset (talent) class called Future-Prime that represents 7M students and $30-100 billion in volume annually.
Sixup is venture-backed with $14M in equity to-date from investors such as Collaboration Capital (Lykes Family Office), Rethink Education, Learn Capital, Kellogg Foundation, and Western Technology Investment. Sixup has raised $41M in lending and grant capital from investors such as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Prudential, Kellogg Foundation, Woodcock Foundation, and several family offices and impact investors.
It has partnered with community-based, advocacy, and ecosystem partners such as KIPP, Christo Rey, Genesys Works, Scholarships.com, Edvisors, and National College Access Network (NCAN). Sixup is a for-profit, public benefit corporation based in San Francisco, and operational as a consumer lender in 18 states..
Global Key Advisors
Global Key Advisors is a full-service financial advisory firm serving individuals, families, and institutional investors. Its unique asset management approaches apply deep-research statistically driven methodologies underpinned by innovation and broad diversification.
Global Key Advisors was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.. .
Recent pandemic has pressured every business, impact investors, and phiIanthrophy to define a social and environmental impact strategy. Impact Measurement and Management is becoming a must-have.
Sopact ( https://www.sopact.com ) works with any organization looking to scale social impact through our innovative SaaS platform, Impact Cloud.. .
Pulley is a San Francisco-based company that provides a platform to help startup founders and employees figure out their equity. It also offers a cap table management product for startups to provide employee and investor equity information and maintain accurate ownership records.
The platform is used to issue employee and investor equity and maintain accurate ownership records as the company scales. Pulley manages the cap table and runs the client’s business with a clear understanding of the ownership of the business.
Founded in 2019 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, USA.. .
AlphaFlow is a tech-driven investment company providing professionally managed portfolios of real estate loans to institutional investors. They work with the residential real estate lenders around the country and underwrite their loans across 50+ factors.
AlphaFlow invests in the best deals, splitting our clients’ portfolios across 75-100 loans into15+ states to create AlphaFlow Optimized Portfolios. They took the best practices of investment management, like diversification, rebalancing, and institutional-quality data analytics, and automated them so that investors could receive these benefits without the high fees and high minimums of traditional real estate investing.
It is ultimately a simpler, more intelligent way to invest in real estate. AlphaFlow was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States..
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