Village Capital

Unlocking capital for impact startups solving the world's biggest problems

Who we are

At Village Capital, we fuel the growth of sustainable and impactful businesses by unlocking capital for early-stage entrepreneurs who are building emergent solutions for social, economic, and environmental challenges around the world.

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How we work

We support early-stage startups across thematic areas in emergent sectors including: Climate Innovation & Adaptation, Economic Mobility, and Equitable Access to Essential Services. Learn more about our programs → 

We unlock capital: In addition to our investment-readiness accelerator programs, we invest capital, directly and indirectly in innovation. Learn more about our impact investing→ 

We reimagine the systems for supporting impact startups. Learn how we're working to democratize entrepreneurship→

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How to get involved

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Learn more about our programs

We’ve run 150+ accelerators. We equip founders with unique tools to increase their efficiency, sustainability, impact, and inclusiveness.

See our current programs →

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Meet our alumni

We’ve supported 1,400+ startups around the world. 90% are located outside San Francisco, New York and Boston; 45% are women-led. We've helped over 20,000 entrepreneurs improve their investment readiness through our network of entrepreneur support organizations and our platform, Abaca.

See our alumni →

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Mentor our founders

Join our growing network of more than 10,000 mentors and 1,400 entrepreneurs from 28 countries.

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Support our work

We are a nonprofit, and our partners help us support entrepreneurs and reinvent the system.

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Our results & insights

Our goal is to be at the cutting edge of innovation tackling big global issues – while reinventing and challenging our systems, and driving more inclusive innovation.

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Meet our team

We’re a decentralized but globally coordinated team. We have regional teams that cover six parts of the world.

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News & Insights

Forbes

A Framework From Village Capital Helping Impact Accelerators Win Grants

“People who know the language of the grant world are better able to access funding from those organizations,” says Crawford.

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Village Capital Just Launched a Resiliency Cohort for Founders Working In Disaster Relief

ADAPT: Social Innovation for a More Resilient Future in the United States will support 20-24 startups pursuing solutions in climate change, healthcare, wellness and economic mobility.

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Let Founders Choose Which Startups Get Funded — Not VCs

Imagine if those closest to the social problems that are being tackled could make funding decisions?