Madiro: a philanthropic impact investment fund

We are dedicated to a world where a productive life is accessible to all.

Madiro bridges the gap between incubators and larger Venture Capital firms by deploying scarce Seed to Series A capital into health-related entrepreneurs, social enterprises, and innovation.

We position ourselves as a pipeline to and a partner of these more substantial funds.

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Our approach

1

Impact investment

We invest in health-related innovations demonstrating proof of concept and market traction, employing a flexible investment approach.

2

Technical assistance and capacity building

To increase the likelihood of success and impact of our investees, Madiro provide’s technical assistance and capacity building that tackle barriers to scaling. We concentrate on critical barriers that require longer time horizons to address, and that can pose significant risks to widespread adoption.

3

Implementation support to drive scale

Madiro provides coordination and change management support to implementing partners, improving uptake and effective deployment of new technologies in frontline health contexts.

A virtuous Cycle

Our fund adopts a distinctive approach blending philanthropy with venture capital principles: we raise funds philanthropically and then invest, prioritizing impact before returns.

Profits are reinvested into the capital pool, fuelling a virtuous cycle of continued investment and amplified impact.

Our Impact

$4.5m
invested to date
7
investments
1:6
capital leveraged

Our investment criteria

Geographies
Sub-Saharan Africa, with a larger focus on East Africa
Ticket size
$75k - 1M

Capital type
Equity, SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity), debt, loans and grants
Impact themes
Quality healthcare, health innovation, livelihoods

Organization Type
Social enterprises, impact-driven start-ups, non-for-profits with a clear path to scale
Primary SDGs
1. No poverty
3. Good health and well-being
8. Decent work and economic growth

Our Investments

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