Capria - CAP ree ah - means 'capital flow'
Capria is a global investment firm leading the largest network of fund managers collaborating to deliver superior returns in emerging and frontier markets, using flexible capital, advanced investment systems, and deep partnerships. Through its network fund, Capria invests in venture capital, private equity, and other debt and equity funds backing early-growth businesses. Capria applies global best practices of impact investment and ESG management in order to increase resilience of its portfolio. Capria and its global network deliver profits with scaled impact aligned with United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Capria has offices in Seattle, Bangalore, and Nairobi.
Over the past decade, we have seen first-hand the growing demand for early-growth capital from capable entrepreneurs developing fast-growth businesses which have built-in impact for their communities, particularly in emerging and frontier markets. We see this as a huge opportunity and we are interested in investing in and partnering with fund managers who have a similar vision. We believe that successful early-growth investing can best be accomplished with an exceptionally efficient systems-driven investment process led by on-the-ground, empowered, professional investment teams. We seek investment strategies that deliver both competitive financial returns and scalable impact.
Meet the Team
Managing Partner -
Previously, he developed and led multiple high-growth technology businesses at RealNetworks, Sybase and Symantec. More >
Managing Partner -
Will's career started by founding two startups at the dawn of the PC era, working in the early days at Sun Microsystems, and pioneering e-commerce at eShop which was acquired by Microsoft in 1996. At Microsoft, he ran the $13B global Windows business and started their product focus on emerging markets.
In 2014, Jack was selected to join Social Enterprise Alliance’s inaugural nationwide “50 under 40″ cohort sponsored by American Express supporting emerging leaders.
Senior Partner -
"La Mentora - The Coach"
In 2012 she co-founded WeXchange, the first LAC pitch competition and platform of encounter between LAC women entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors. In 2019 she co-founded WeInvest Latam, a network of women investors. A recognized expert on development finance innovation, during her career at IDB she analyzed, coached and trained hundreds of seed and venture capital funds from the LAC region, and invested in 80+ of them. She also designed programs to boost entrepreneurial ecosystems in most countries in LAC.
Dan has been involved in senior management roles at a number of communications and Internet companies and has been a global speaker and advisor on wireless, technology, organizational development “Service Leadership” and the corporate innovation gap. He is currently the Managing Partner of eFund, LLC (www.efundllc.com) an early-stage funder of innovative technology startups in the Pacific Northwest.
Venture Partner -
"The Ink Slinger"
Over the years, he has worked on transactions involving over $100 billion of capital. David was based in Hong Kong, PRC and London, England for a number of years, which provided him with hands-on experience working with clients around the globe, including Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa.
Investment Director -
Uma's work to date has been focused on developing research and evaluation strategies for enterprises operating throughout India. In addition to her work with other companies, Uma will leverage her experience developing Unitus Seed Fund's impact assessment methodology and framework to support new fund managers in the Capria network.
Investment Director -
She has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs across Africa, Asia, and Latin America in her role as co-founder of the for-profit social enterprise ThinkImpact. She has also worked in impact investing with Bridges Ventures and impact consulting with Global Development Incubator. Kate has a MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Cornell University.
Investment Director -
Eduardo started his career at Credit Suisse in Mexico City, and later moved to the US to join UBS. Most recently, he led HSBC’s equity research team in Mexico.
With a background in management consulting, Eunice has been involved in helping SMEs in East Africa better understand their market, formulate winning business strategies and raise capital from investors.
His past experience includes financial services at Citi and being part of the Supply Chain Management team at IBM. He is a graduate from MIT Sloan School of Business and the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Nicolae was previously with Third Bridge, a leading primary research firm, where he supported public equity due diligence for hedge fund analysts with a combined AUM of $20B.
Data Analyst -
Aparna has previously worked as a Senior Consultant at EY in Asset Management Advisory division and as a Research Analyst at A.T. Kearney focusing on consumer goods and retail sector. She is an MS Finance graduate from Johns Hopkins University, US, and has passed CFA Level 1.
Operations Manager -
Previously, Clare managed a team of data coordinators with a research firm where she oversaw database setup, programming, and specifications testing for global health studies, including a multi-year study with 8,000 participants across 4 countries. She also worked as Operations Manager for an international development organization in Nicaragua, where she supervised a multinational staff and managed implementation of over 1,200 medical mission and economic development trips.
Director of Marketing -
Proficient in marketing & business practices, process orientation, integrated campaign management across consumer products, consumer services and consumer service products, he plays with keen business acumen in analyzing and understanding business requirements to develop and scale business streams by means of strategic marketing.
Digital Design Lead
Prior to joining Capria, Varsha worked at IIT Madras as a Graphic Designer and played a vital role in contributing to their increased social media presence. She has also freelanced as a illustrator and as a product stylist.
Varsha has completed her Master’s in Communication from M.O.P Vaishnav College and studied Bachelors in Visual Communication from Shasun Jain College at Chennai, India.
PR & Communication Manager
"The PR Pundit"
She weaves together contemporary research and business understanding, nurtures symbiotic media and influencer relationship, and strategizes thought leadership program to deliver value-based outcome. Skilled to manage global outreach campaigns, press engagements, internal & external communication, branding functions and proactive crisis management.
In her previous stints for the past 7 years, her diverse experience involved working with micro-finance, personal finance, tech start-ups, lifestyle & hospitality, government, wellness and healthcare that has moulded her as “responsible and responsive”, fostering a belief that effective communication is vital tool to solve difficult business situations.
Join the Capria Team
Are you an exceptional contributor and leader who wants to help scale up a global impact investment firm? You’ve come to the right place. We have the following openings:
No current job openings available. Please check back after sometime.
Capria is seeking an outstanding entrepreneurial and self-directed executive to lead finance and operations for our firm and funds as we scale up our VC investment programs across the global south – India, SE Asia, LatAm and Africa.
Capria is seeking a highly qualified, entrepreneurial, and self-directed investment professional to lead our investment and overall operational activity throughout Africa. The Investor Manager will also drive select transactions on a global basis as we continue to scale up our fund and direct investing activity.
Capria is seeking a highly qualified, entrepreneurial, and self-directed investment professional to support our investment and overall operational activity throughout South and Southeast Asia. The Associate will also be involved in transactions and other projects on a global basis.
FELLOWSHIPS / INTERNSHIPS - 6 TO 12 MONTHS EACH
Capria is seeking a highly analytical investment professional to join Capria’s investment team to analyze and support direct investments. The Investment Fellow participates in the full investment lifecycle including screening companies, executing investment transactions, and portfolio management and monitoring. The Investment Fellow will be managed by Capria’s Co-Investment Director and work closely with Capria Partners, Directors and other team members.
Capria has earned a strong reputation for its high-quality impact investments in Emerging Markets. We’re seeking a Fellow who can complement our efforts by developing unique, thoughtful, and forward-looking reports on the industry and the markets in which we participate. The role will support global Investment Directors in creating research which we expect to disseminate within our network and to our external partners.
More details and apply >
CAPRIA NETWORK FELLOWSHIPS / INTERNSHIPS
Capria is currently working with 24 select fund managers in 4 continents who are committed to delivering superior financial returns and scaled impact. Some of our Capria Network partners have 6-12 month full-time fellowships & internships available in locations such as South Africa, Nigeria, Guatemala, Kenya, India, Singapore, Senegal, Chile, Peru and Zimbabwe.
If you are keen to work in the exciting, fast-paced world of venture capital investing across areas that impact the masses, here’s your chance! Join India’s leading seed-stage venture firm investing in startups innovating for the masses.
SUMMER Internships: We are sorry, but we do not have summer internships in Seattle or Bangalore at this time.
In addition to our core operating team found above, we are fortunate to have an exceptional group of advisors and mentors. Advisors that are able to be publicly disclosed now include:
Formerly Partner, Khosla Ventures (New Delhi)
Duke University Fuqua School of Business (Raleigh-Durham)
Principal & CEO, Equilibrium Capital (Portland)
Co-Founder & CEO, Unitus Capital (Bangalore)
CEO, Aequalitas Capital Partners (London)
Senior Advisor, Jungle Ventures (Singapore)
CEO, Australian Impact Investments & Co-Founder, MD, Unitus Capital (Sydney)
Board Member, Angel Ventures Peru & NESsT (Lima)
Formerly Managing Director, Blackrock (Seattle)
Founder, Blueprint Local (Washington DC)
WIM VAN DER BEEK
Founder & Managing Partner, Goodwell Investments (Cape Town)
Capria is part of a diverse global community of organizations interested in deepening their engagement with the impact investment industry. Here are some of our prominent partnerships: