A group led by Ross Baird and Bob Pattillo launched Village Capital in 2009 as a radical experiment to democratize entrepreneurship. As we celebrate our 10th anniversary in 2019-2020, we’re reflecting on the growth of that movement, what we stand for, and where we're headed in the next ten years.
Village Capital runs its first accelerator in New Orleans, with the IDEA Village. Kickboard CEO Jen Medbery becomes the first peer-selected entrepreneur.
The first peer-selected company outside the US, Under the Mango Tree, helps revive India’s declining honeybee population by selling fair trade honey.
Village Capital begins to pilot worldwide, with investment programs in China, Brazil, and East Africa. Village Capital also launches its first formal fund with Victoria Fram as co-founder.
The model was described as “if angel investing and micro-finance had a baby”.
Village Capital closes VilCap Investments, a global seed stage fund that will be one of the most active impact investment vehicles worldwide.
Meet our team — we have team members on the ground on four continents.
Learn about a cross-section of our fund and how these companies are building healthy communities.
According to data compiled by the Case Foundation in their Impact Investing Network Map.
Read more in Vox about our study, with Emory University and the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative