25% of a financing round, from $50,000-$500,000. As a global fund, we invest only when an approved local investor also participates in the financing.
Unreasonable Capital sits within the family of companies which includes the Unreasonable Group, Unreasonable Institute, and Unreasonable Alchemy. Though the Fund is not limited to investing into entrepreneurs who participate in Unreasonable accelerator programs, all our investments will benefit from the access, partners, and knowledge produced by this network. Unreasonable currently has a network of over 200 partners (e.g. UNICEF, The World Bank, Google, and Nike), 250 mentors (e.g. founder of WordPress, CMO of Unilever, Director of Stanford’s d.school…etc), and 50 partner investment funds (e.g. Acumen, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, 500 Startups). We see this global network of programs and partners as an Unreasonable advantage that we leverage for all the entrepreneurs we support.
Rather than tracking dozens of impact metrics for our own reports, we focus our energy on helping build great companies whose impact is baked into their profit model. Our thesis is that a company designed to solve a meaningful social or environmental problem is best positioned for outsized financial returns over time. To illustrate the equal focus on being profit and impact motivated, 50% of the investment team’s financial incentives (i.e. our carried interest) are tied to the impact performance our investments. This incentive ensures we invest exclusively into companies at the nexus of both financial return and measurable impact.
Unreasonable Capital’s ability to support investments and generate insights is unmatched because we (i) spend less time on deal flow generation and more on investment support, and (ii) are a global investment fund, sharing best practices across geographies and industries. After we invest, we see ourselves as partners to the entrepreneurs we support. Hosting weekly calls, actively working through entrepreneur’s business strategy and financial models, helping manage a board of directors and build your team, and connecting entrepreneurs across Unreasonable’s network are examples of how Unreasonable Capital will support world class entrepreneurs.
To date, Unreasonable has launched a small portfolio of companies: UNREASONABLE.is, Unreasonable Media, the Girl Effect Accelerator, Unreasonable at Sea, Unreasonable Alchemy, and of course, Unreasonable Capital. In addition we work closely with our sister organizations at the Unreasonable Institute, Unreasonable East Africa, and Unreasonable Mexico.
Once we identify these investment opportunities, we then finance up to 25% of an entrepreneur’s capital raise if they secure the remaining 75% of the investment round from qualified investors. We see this as a way to ensure that entrepreneurs can leverage our dollars in their fundraising efforts and that ultimately, we drive significantly more investment dollars into worthy startups across emerging markets. Additionally, we require that one of the co-investors has an active presence in the region the venture is operating. We will place an investment only if all these criteria are met.
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