We provide patient, mission-aligned capital to steward-owned companies through our investment vehicles: Purpose Ventures and Purpose Evergreen Capital. Through our investments, we support growth and help businesses transition to steward-ownership.
Aligned capital solutions
Capital investments are conventionally inextricably linked to control rights over a business. Steward-ownership retools the relationship between capital and control, ensuring that control is no longer saleable and instead remains in the hands of stewards. Because steward-owned companies do not want to exit, they need alternative financing solutions to grow and recapitalize. We established Purpose Ventures and Purpose Evergreen Capital to support these businesses through purpose-aligned financing.
Delivering high returns in a short time-frame always makes it harder for a company to fulfill its purpose, and to deliver the impact that made us invest in the first place. Balancing our expectation of a fair return with the needs of the company is the key to achieving social and environmental impact as well as sustainable dividends.
For purpose-driven entrepreneurs, the conventional VC model is often incompatible with the mission of the company or the type of company they want to build. With Purpose Ventures, we provide mission-aligned capital to help early-stage and Series-A steward-owned startups and businesses grow and succeed without selling themselves. Our terms allow companies to stay independent, provide investors liquidity without a sale or exit, and build impactful companies.
Purpose Evergreen Capital
To stay independent and mission-driven for the long-term, mature, successful companies need alternatives to private equity, doing a conventional IPO, or being bought by a large corporation. Increasingly, founders and owners are looking to steward-ownership as a long-term ownership solution. With Purpose Evergreen Capital we help mature businesses provide liquidity to early investors and founders and transition to steward-ownership with patient, mission-aligned capital.