Our mission is to create social change and foster innovation by providing capital to businesses that will create a positive impact in our society. In doing so, we hope to raise awareness about the value of social enterprises and impact investing on our campus.
Our aim is to generate significant social and environmental outcomes, through investments in mission-focused early-stage companies, startups, and, small businesses. We hope to employ UCLA's undergraduate students with the tools to make sound investment decisions and think like a Venture Capitalist.
Outside of providing Impact Investment knowledge to our analysts, we also aim to educate the greater UCLA community about what Impact Investing is through our monthly newsletter and other platforms to spread the word about how we can make a difference through capital.
We will be teaching students the A-Z of social impact investing and the metrics that can be used to make investment decisions. Through professional events, training sessions, and hands-on experience, we aim to equip students with the knowledge needed to break into the Venture Capital and Microfinance industries.
In order to effectively source a diverse range of startups, we attend various accelerator events to meet and hear pitches from entrepreneurs
We then conduct due diligence to determine the profitability and social impact of the pitch
As a scout for a number of VC firms, we provide our investment memos for our impact startups to our partners