Top 10 Impact investors joining us in Rio

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Matthew Taylor

We’re dedicated to contributing to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Here are 10 VCs aiming to make a positive difference. 

As an organisation, global event series and convener of world leaders and entrepreneurs, Web Summit strives to work towards a more sustainable future. 

In particular, we are committed to safeguarding diversity, equity and inclusion, quality education, and the climate. 

Here are 10 investment firms attending our event that share these goals. 

Positive Ventures

Positive Ventures is an entrepreneurs-run early stage venture capital fund based in São Paulo, Brazil. It teams up with mission-driven founders bridging tech and positive impact to solve Latin America’s social and environmental challenges. They back teams that aim to generate both massive profits, and catalyze systemic positive change.

SP Ventures

SP Ventures is a leading early stage investment fund for Ag and Food Tech in Latin America, with over 10 years of track-record and experience. They partner with founders with a passion for transforming food and agriculture to design and build a new, more sustainable and climate-friendly, resilient food system.

Vox Capital

Vox Capital is an investment management firm that offers market-competitive financial solutions to improve the human experience and nurture the planet. Vox invests in innovative technologies, fortifies the impact investing ecosystem and aims to inspire people to be a part of this transformation, while integrating impact to risk and return in all their investment decisions.


Seedstars is a global organization with a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging and frontier markets through technology and entrepreneurship.

As an international investment and education company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, their work spans 90+ countries with 15 offices around the globe. They invest in ambitious and dedicated entrepreneurs in growing and scaling their companies to create meaningful and lasting change.

Barn Investments

Barn is a greentech investment firm based in São Paulo, Brazil. Their investments are applied across four verticals: agri and land use, transport and mobility, clean industry and the circular economy, and renewable energy and energy efficiency. 


Accion is a global nonprofit that develops and scales responsible digital financial solutions for small business owners, smallholder farmers, and women, so they can make informed decisions and improve their lives. 

Since 1961, Accion has helped build more than 235 financial service providers serving low-income clients in 75 countries, reaching more than 350 million people.

Senior Tech Ventures

Seniortech Ventures’ purpose is to contribute to everyone’s longevity by strengthening the quality of life for the over 50s. As such, they invest in ‘seniortechs’ with innovative solutions for the needs of this demographic.

Acelera-se Ventures

Acelera-se Ventures is a partner for startups investing in industrial tech startups.The key sectors they invest in are agribusiness, energy and industry 4.0, providing resources to drive innovation. As a corporate venture builder, it offers administrative support from respected professionals to ensure that your startups reach their maximum potential.


AddVenture is an international venture capital fund with a sector-focused strategy. The fund’s investment range is $1–20M. They focus specifically on companies that help people market their skills and provide them with more work opportunities in the home and local services sector. 

Synthase Impact Ventures

Synthase Impact Ventures find and help promising entrepreneurs who have set-up tech-based businesses to address key Brazilian educational, health, financial and environmental priorities.They offer mentoring, networking and investments to entrepreneurs to help their businesses gain scale.

For more information on Impact, check out our Impact startups page


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