- San Francisco, CA
- Funds Raised:
- Impact Investing, Venture Capital, Information Technology, Sustainability
- DBL Investors is a California-based investment venture focused on companies that deliver high venture capital returns and economic benefits.
DBL Investors manages two funds: the Bay Area Equity Fund I, a $75 million venture capital fund, and the DBL Equity Fund II, a $150.8 million venture capital fund. The DBL Investors team completed its spinout from JPMorgan in January of 2008. The Fund invests in companies that can deliver market-rate venture capital returns while enabling social, environmental and economic improvement in the San Francisco Bay Area's low and moderate income neighborhoods.
Investments are made in private, primarily mid-to-late stage growth companies across all industries, with a focus on the strengths of the Bay Area including: Clean Technology, Health Care, Specialty Consumer Products and Services, and Information Technology. The Fund can lead or co-invest with other funds and has made over 30 investments to date. The Fund's limited partner investors include major banks and insurance companies, foundations, corporations and private individuals.
The Fund assists its portfolio companies in developing a "double bottom line" to achieve strong long-term financial success as well as positive social and environmental improvement in their local communities. We believe that the social and environmental practices that young companies choose to adopt can be significantly beneficial to the fiscal bottom line both via direct benefits of cost savings and value creation, and via indirect benefits of creating goodwill with their market, customers and community, and enhancing employee morale and retention. The Fund helps portfolio companies implement double bottom line programs at a pace and scope that fits each company's financial objectives and stage of growth. In this way, companies can create a balanced culture of financial success and connection to the community from their early stages.
Current Team (10)Update
|Aug 10, 2016||AgFunder News - Farmers Business Network Raises $20m Series B-2 from Campbell Soup’s New Investment Fund|
|Jul 6, 2016||Sydney Morning Herlad - Tech investors look for social good. Also big profits|
|Jun 28, 2016||Channel News Asia - Tech - Two SolarCity board members will consider Tesla deal|
|Jun 28, 2016||Financial Express - Two SolarCity board members will consider Tesla deal|
|Jun 25, 2016||Business Times of Singapore - 'Investing for good' gains appeal amid rocky tech startup market|
|Jun 25, 2016||Channel News Asia - Tech - 'Investing for good' gains appeal amid rocky tech startup market|
|Jun 22, 2016||StrictlyVC - StrictlyVC: June 22, 2016|
|Jun 22, 2016||PE HUB - Icon Ventures leads $16 mln round for The Muse|
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